Sudden Bereavement: A Wife’s Perspective
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Living through the anguish of the sudden death of a spouse remains acute in the mind of the partner for a long time after the event. This chapter provides a reflective account of the sudden death of a man who one moment was enjoying life with his family and, the next, collapsed due to a heart attack. Despite immediate effort by the cardiology department, he died unexpectedly during surgery. This chapter reports on the suddenness of the situation and how the relatives were able to get to the hospital swiftly in order to be at their loved one’s side at the time when he most needed them. It also provides an authentic account of his wife’s journey toward widowhood.
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