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The need for psychological crisis counseling immediately after announcement of death

Desislava Ruseva, Diana Radkova


The article targets at giving a proof for the necessity of redundant psychological assistance after announcement of death and its effectiveness in coping with grief. 170 cases of relatives of deceased people were studied separated into two groups: Group A (relatives of people who died after prolonged illness) and Group B (relatives of people who died after an accident). Their reactions and emotions were registered at the beginning and the end of a session with a therapist. The results show necessity for psychological therapy in both groups, especially for the people in Group B.


скръб; психологично консултиране; емоционална подкрепа

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