The social consequences of 'how the sibling died' for bereaved young adults

McNess, Andrew 2007, The social consequences of 'how the sibling died' for bereaved young adults, Youth studies Australia, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 12-20.


Title The social consequences of 'how the sibling died' for bereaved young adults
Author(s) McNess, Andrew
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 26
Issue number 4
Start page 12
End page 20
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 2007-12
ISSN 1038-2569
1839-4914
Summary Research into how the 'type' of sibling death impacts surviving siblings at a social level was conducted using a semi-structured interview format with 25 bereaved siblings and seven counsellors. The results indicated that in cases where a sibling's death had a greater impact within public spheres, the young adult was more likely to receive beneficial social support than young adults associated with 'private' death examples. The paper concludes by outlining how individuals can provide effective support for bereaved young adults, as well as avoid unhelpful support behaviours.
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007881

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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