The Lullaby Lives On: Grieving the Loss of an Adult Child


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The death of an adult child is painful, pervasive and one that subverts natural order. Nearly 10% of parents above the age of 60 years face the death of an adult child. The bereaved elderly parent is often left faced with profound grief marked by changing dynamics in relationships, changes in world views, and further compounded by one’s own aging. This project highlights the story of a bereaved mother since the death of her son Tom, with the goal of obtaining an experiential understanding of this loss.
– Dr. Meera Balasubramaniam (Psychiatry)

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