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Handling bodies after violent death: strategies for coping

Handling bodies after violent death: strategies for coping

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 63(2): 209-214

Interviews with and observations of experienced and inexperienced personnel were conducted to determine their coping strategies before, during, and after their work with the bodies of people who had died violently. Avoidance, denial, and social support from the work group and spouse appeared to facilitate coping. The implications of these findings for therapeutic intervention are discussed.

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Accession: 046211382

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PMID: 8484426

DOI: 10.1037/h0079438

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