-estrangement or conflict -resources -social support networks can complicate and help with grieving
boundary ambiguity influences family stress related to death/dying
-when caregiver, loss of person might leave giver feeling lost -after death others step in and fill the role of father/mother/caregiver/child creating ambiguity -unsure of boundaries or role expectations for family and extended family and social.
(5) family systems useful when examining how families adapt to death/dying
1. reaction to loss as a system 2. actions/reactions of a family member affect functioning 3. death disrupts equilibrium requires role reorganization 4. emotional shock wave: additional stresors 5. no single outcome of death thats typical of all systems
Article: emotional and cognitive responses of interviewed participants
emotional isolation, guilt, denial, grief cognitive finding meaning
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