The concept of bereavement in university students

Luis Miguel Amurrio López De Gastiain, J. T. Limonero García

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    Objective: to analyze the way university students conceive of the process of bereavement, and on the aspects they consider helpful or otherwise to overcome the loss of a loved one. Material and method: a questionnaire was administered to 252 university psychology students to evaluate their beliefs regarding the process of bereavement, as well as other demographic variables. Results: the correct, incorrect, and doubtful answers of students to the questions regarding bereavement are detailed. Conclusions: in spite of the fact that overall most students have a good concept of bereavement, and of the elements that may positively or negatively modulate it, the percentage of students with erroneous concepts on this topic is high. It is necessary that specific education on palliative care and death be included in the psychology curriculum, so that psychologists-to-be may better meet their future professional challenges. Copyright © 2007 Aran Ediciones, S.L.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-19
    JournalMedicina Paliativa
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


    • Bereavement
    • Myths and believes
    • University students


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