Grief and loss: past, present and future

Allan Kellehear
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04726.x
Published online: 19 August 2002

Research and practice in grief and loss have been undergoing something of a sea-change in recent years. Past research-based models of grief have attracted much criticism, not only from practitioners but also from researchers in the social sciences. There have been persistent calls for greater sensitivity to the contexts of grief and a more balanced understanding of its positive and cultural influences in our lives.

  • Allan Kellehear

  • Palliative Care Unit, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC.



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