Parental Grief and Marital Issues Aftermath: A Pilot Study

Mohamed Hussin, Nur Atikah and Azman, Azlinda (2016) Parental Grief and Marital Issues Aftermath: A Pilot Study. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 5 (6). pp. 17-25. ISSN 2167-9053

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The death of a child is difficult to the bereaved parents. Literature had associated the loss with marriage disruption. The issues on that the difficulties to communicate, gender-related coping mechanisms and sexual need were discussed as reasons for bereaved parents to have conflict in their relationship. However there is limited knowledge about this issue. A pilot study has been conducted among six bereaved parents. The bereaved parents were Malaysian Muslim bereaved parents. They were interviewed individually to explore the challenges or conflicts that they had experienced after the death of their child. This study revealed that there were situations which bereaved parents described as having difficulties in their relationship. However, this study also revealed that the mutual understanding and respect to each other are the most of important components for bereaved parents to maintain their relationship post-loss. This study suggested the importance of suggesting couple counselling to bereaved parents after the death of their child.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 04:05
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 04:05

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