by Dr Colin Murray Parkes


Last updated: March 2021


Extensive research has provided firm evidence upon which we can base our understanding of bereavement and its psychiatric consequences.


In this module we shall consider:


  • the nature and neurophysiology of grief


  • the influence of bereavement on physical and mental health


  • study findings on the course of grief and the factors that determine good and bad outcomes


  • the major theoretical models that explain these findings


  • the interventions that have made it possible to prevent some psychiatric problems and treat others.


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