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Vulnerable Populations: Exploring a Family Perspective of Grief


Marilyn O'Mallon

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Human grief is a universal experience that scholars and practitioners have been interesting in for years. Despite the numerous studies about the phenomena of grief, there are many aspects of grief that remain vague. Much of the reviewed literature on the phenomena of grief and bereavement is in the psychosocial sciences. Review of the literature addresses the issue of further knowledge development about the grief experience related to nursing science. Published research reports suggest further research with vulnerable population, families, and persons from different cultures. The purpose of this literature review is to explore the concept of grief in the context of family and vulnerable populations and identify any gaps in nursing knowledge and theory. Roy's Adaptation Model will be explored as an appropriate framework to guide future nursing research with bereaved families.

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