Bereavement and Loss

  • Rick Hughes
  • Andrew Kinder
  • Cary L. Cooper


Bereavement is the state or action of being deprived of or losing something or someone. It is a very unique and personal experience. Any form of loss can be painful and summon up complex, unaccustomed and competing emotions, feelings and thoughts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Hughes
    • 1
  • Andrew Kinder
    • 2
  • Cary L. Cooper
    • 3
  1. 1.AberdeenUK
  2. 2.LondonUK
  3. 3.Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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