Same-sex partner bereavement: non-HIV-related loss and new research directions

Patlamazoglou, Lefteris, Simmonds, Janette G and Snell, Tristan L 2018, Same-sex partner bereavement: non-HIV-related loss and new research directions, OMEGA - journal of death and dying, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 178-196, doi: 10.1177/0030222817690160.

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Title Same-sex partner bereavement: non-HIV-related loss and new research directions
Author(s) Patlamazoglou, Lefteris
Simmonds, Janette G
Snell, Tristan LORCID iD for Snell, Tristan L
Journal name OMEGA - journal of death and dying
Volume number 78
Issue number 2
Start page 178
End page 196
Total pages 19
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-12
ISSN 0030-2228
Keyword(s) same-sex
disenfranchised grief
Summary The experience of same-sex-attracted people who have lost a partner is neglected in the existing literature on bereavement. Previous research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) populations tends to focus on the loss of a partner to HIV-related causes, and there is scant research concerning non-HIV-related bereavement. The purpose of this article is to investigate the non-HIV-related bereavement experiences of same-sex partners and to address the potential complications of disenfranchised grief. Coping with the loss of a same-sex partner and the impact of bereavement on subsequent relationships are also discussed. Implications for counseling of bereaved same-sex-attracted individuals are drawn, and recommendations for future psychological research on the experience of bereavement are made.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0030222817690160
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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