In mastery-oriented societies and cultures the tendency is to seek »closure«, find the answer, fix the problem quickly. The situation of »ambiguous loss« is a most deeply challange. The situation of September 11 in New York City is especially complicated because the people search for evidence of their missing. The therapeutic challenge is the question: How can we help families to resolve their losses when they never have verification of death or a body to bury. The concept of ambiguous loss can in this situation be helpfull also in nontherapeutic context.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ambiguous loss: Working with families of the missing|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
- Ambiguous loss
- September 11