Mediators and Moderators of Chronic Grief and Resilience in People
Grief is a complex emotion felt by most of us at sometime during our lives, yet there are major individual differences, some appear to be untouched by the loss of a loved one while others become chronically affected to the point where normal day-to-day functioning becomes impossible, while others still experience a delayed onset. Still the question remains; what factors determine the level of grief experienced by a person? The past decades have spawned an immense amount of empirical research and as one would expect with a complicated feeling such as grief, a large number of factors have been proposed in the literature. From the multiple papers examined, all appear to conform to those put forward by James W. Worden.