Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity

McGill, Gill, Mann, Emily, Moreland, Mary, Osborne, Alison, Kiernan, Matt and Wilson-Menzfeld, Gemma (2023) Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 28 (6). pp. 504-521. ISSN 1532-5024

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An untimely sudden or violent death is a risk for those serving in the armed forces and can result in unique challenges for surviving military family members. This research considered how bereavement affects a range of relationships for military bereaved families in the UK and how they impact the reconstruction of a new identity in civilian life. A two-phase exploratory sequential design, involving semi-structured interviews (n = 15) and a mixed methods survey (n = 264) of military family members, was conducted. Findings revealed changing relationships with friends and family over time, reconstruction of identity, long-term impact on children, and loneliness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bereavement, armed forces, military family, children, widow
Subjects: B700 Nursing
C800 Psychology
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 10:17
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2023 11:45

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