Bridging the gap between research and practice in bereavement: Report from the center for the advancement of health

Irwin Sandler, David Balk, John Jordan, Cara Kennedy, Janice Nadeau, Ester Shapiro

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This article discusses issues in bridging the gap between research and practice in the field of bereavement. A conceptual framework is developed that emphasizes that the gulf reflects the lack of exchange and mutual influence between researchers and practitioners. Studies are presented using qualitative and quantitative methods to gain a better understanding of the nature of the gap between research and practice in bereavement. Finally recommendations are made for practitioners, researchers, and organizations to take steps toward more thoroughly integrating bereavement research and practice for the advancement of both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-122
Number of pages30
JournalDeath Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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