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GRF 940: Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning


“Anticipatory mourning is the phenomenon encompassing seven generic operations (grief and mourning, coping, interaction, psychosocial reorganization, planning, balancing conflicting demands, and facilitating an appropriate death) that, within a context of adaptation demands caused by experiences of loss and trauma, is stimulated in response to the awareness of life-threatening or terminal illness in oneself or a significant other and the recognition of associated losses in the past, present, and future” (Rando 2000).

Textbook:Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning: Theory and Practice in Working with the Dying, Their Loved Ones, and their Caregivers. Edited by Therese A. Rando. Research Press: 2000. ISBN # 0-534-195-512.