Living with Unresolved Grief and Uncompleted Tasks : Achieving Closure around Ambiguous Loss and Traumatic Events during Wartime

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Bourke, James Raymond (2014) Living with Unresolved Grief and Uncompleted Tasks : Achieving Closure around Ambiguous Loss and Traumatic Events during Wartime. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This study examines how people deal with contentious life issues where high levels of ambiguity exist, specifically ambiguity arising from wartime losses where authorities declare a service person as Missing-in-Action or Killed-in-Action, without the recovery of a body.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/27752
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Keywords missing service personnel, wars, military, Vietnam War, Forgotten Six, missing-in-action, investigations, grief, loss, closure, consolation, recovery of identifiable remains, discovery of remains, recovery, Australia
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