Accession Number:

ADA277837

Title:

Organizational Responses to Death in the Military

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

When a friend or loved one dies, the challenge for survivors is to somehow cope effectively with the loss and go on living and functioning. This is true not for family members, but also for friends and coworkers of the deceased. HOW organizations respond to a death can influence coping in either a positive or negative direction. Military organizations have long experience with death, and have developed programs and policies aimed at assisting survivors to adjust positively to loss. This report reviews how casually policies have in the U.S. Army, and draws on the Armys casualty experience to suggest some ways in which organizational responses to death night facilitate healthy adjustment for survivors. Death, Military personnel, StressPsychology

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE