Accession Number : ADA264372


Title :   Handling of Bodies After Violent Death: Strategies for Coping


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : McCarroll, James E ; Ursano, Robert J ; Kathleen, M D ; Wright, M ; Fullerton, Carol S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264372.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : 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.... Military medicine, Psychiatry, Death, Violence, Human remains.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGY , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *BODIES , *DEATH , CONTROL , OBSERVATION , SHOCK , PERSONNEL , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , PSYCHIATRY , INTERVENTION , AVOIDANCE , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , MILITARY MEDICINE , MEDICINE , HUMANS , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Stress Physiology
      Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE