Grief of the Family With a Handicapped Child
Journal/Book: Australian Music Therapy Association Conference Proceedings. 1986; Australia. Australian Music Therapy Asociation. Collected Works.
Abstract: This paper discusses the process of grieving as a normal part of living, the importance being how we deal with it. The birth of a child is itself a stressfull event, and when a handicapped child is born the event creates considerably more stress. The six stages of grieving suggested by Loyd S. Wright (shock, denial, guilt and anger, shame and martyrdom, depression and recovery) are discussed along with the "unresolved grief" and "chronic grief" that may accompany the birth of a child with a dissabilty.
Note: Geofrey-T.-Glassock, Department-of-Behavioural-Studies, Sydney C.A.E., Institute-of-Nursing-Studies-&-Chairman, NALAG
Keyword(s): Developmental-delay, grief, stress, shock, denial, guilt, depression.