Bibliography: Books and Articles Related to Sibling Loss
Adams, D.W. & Deveau, E.J. (1987). When a brother or sister is dying of cancer: The vulnerability of the adolescent sibling. Death Studies, 11, 279-295.
Adams, D.W. & Deveau, E.J. (1995). Beyond the innocence of childhood: helping children and adolescents cope with death and bereavement. Amityville, N.Y: Baywood Publishing.
Adams, D.W., Corr, C.A. et al (1999). Children, adolescents, and death: Myths, realities, and challenges: A statement from the work group on palliative care for children of the international work group on death, dying, and bereavement. Death Studies, 23, 443-463.
Altschul, S. (1988). Childhood bereavement and its aftermath. Madison, Connecticut: International Universities Press.
Applebaum, D.R. & Burns, G.L. (1991). Unexpected childhood death: Posttraumatic stress disorder in surviving siblings and parents. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 114-120.
Arnette, J.K. (1996). Physiological effects of chronic grief: a biofeedback treatment approach. Death Studies, 20: 59-72.
Attig, T.W. (1995) Respecting bereaved children and adolescents. In Adams, D.W. & Deveau, E.J. (Eds.), Beyond the innocence of childhood: Helping children and adolescents cope with death and bereavement (pp.118-124). Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing.
Balk, D. (1981). Sibling death during adolescence: Self-concept and bereavement reactions. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
Balk, D. (1983). Effects of sibling death on teenagers. The Journal of School Health, January 1983, 14-18.
Balk, D.E. (1991). Sibling death, adolescent bereavement, and religion. Death Studies, 15, 1-20.
Balk, D.E. (1991a). Death and adolescent bereavement: current research and future directions. Journal of Adolescent Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 7-27.
Balk, D.E. (1996). Models for understanding adolescent coping with bereavement. Death Studies, 20, 367-387.
Balk, D.E. & Hogan, N.S. (1995) Religion, spirituality, and bereaved adolescents. In Adams, D.W. & Deveau, E.J. (Eds.), Beyond the innocence of childhood: Helping children and adolescents cope with death and bereavement (pp. 61-87). Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing.
Balk, D.E. & Vesta, L.C. (1998). Psychological development during four years of bereavement: A longitudinal case-study. Death Studies, 22, 23-41.
Bank, S. P. & Kahn, M.D. (1997). The sibling bond: the first major account of the powerful emotional connections among brothers and sisters throughout life. New York: Basic Books.
Batten, M. & Oltjenbruns, K.A. (1999). Adolescent sibling bereavement as a catalyst for spiritual development: A model for understanding. Death Studies, 23: 529-546.
Bender, L. (1954). A dynamic psychopathology of childhood. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher.
Bendiksen, R. & Fulton, R. (1975). Death and the child: an anterospective test of the childhood bereavement and later behavior disorder hypothesis. Omega, Vol. 6(1): 45-59.
Berman, L.E.A. (1978). Sibling loss as an organizer of unconscious guilt: A case study. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 47, 568-587.
Binger, C. (1973). Childhood leukemia-emotional impact on sibling. In Anthony, E.J., & Koupernik, C. The Child in His Family: The impact of disease and death Vol. 2, 247-261. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1973.
Birenbaum, L.K., Robinson, M.A., Phillips, D.S., & Stewart, B.J. (1989-90). The response of children to the dying and death of a sibling. Omega, Vol. 20(3), 213-228.
Birtchnell, J. (1970). Depression in relation to early and recent parent death. British Journal of Psychiatry, 116, 299-306.
Bloom-Feshback, J. & Bloom-Feshbach, S. (1987). The psychology of separation and loss: Perspectives on development, life transitions, and clinical practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Bluebond-Langner, M. (1989). Worlds of dying children and their well siblings. Death Studies,13 1-16.
Book, P.L. (1996). How does the family narrative influence the individual's ability to communicate about death? Omega, Vol. 33(4), 323-341.
Bowlby, J. (1969, 1982) Attachment and loss. vol. I Attachment (2nd ed.), New York: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1973) Attachment and loss. vol. II Separation: Anxiety and Anger, New York: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1977). The making and breaking of affectional bonds: I. Aetiology and psychopathology in the light of attachment theory. British Journal of Psychiatry, 130, 201-210.
Bowlby, J. (1977). The making and breaking of affectional bonds: II. Some principles of psychotherapy. British Journal of Psychiatry, 130, 421-431.
Bowlby, J. (1980) Attachment and loss. vol. III Loss: Sadness and depression, New York: Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1988). A secure base: Parent-child attachment and healthy human development. New York: Basic Books.
Brabant, S. (1990). Old pain or new pain: a social psychological approach to recurrent grief. Omega, Vol., 20(4), 273-279.
Bradach, K.M. & Jordan, J.R. (1995). Long-term effects of a family history of traumatic death on adolescent individuation. Death Studies, 19:315-336.
Bretherton, I. (1992). The origins of attachment theory: John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworh. Developmental Psychology, Vol. 28, no. 5, 759-775.
Calhoun, L.G. & Tedeschi, R. G. (1989). Positive aspects of critical life problems: Recollections of grief. Omega, Vol. 20(4), 265-272.
Cain, A., Fast, I., & Erickson, M.(1964). Children's disturbed reactions to the death of a sibling. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 34.
Cicirelli, V.G. (1995). Sibling relationships across the life span. New York: Plenum Press.
Corr, C.A. & Corr, D.M. (1996). Handbook of childhood death and bereavement. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
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Crenshaw, D.A. (1997). Bereavement: Counseling the grieving throughout the life cycle. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company.
Davies, E. (1983). Behavioral response of children to the death of a sibling. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington.
Davies, B. (1991). Long-term outcomes of adolescent sibling bereavement. Journal of Adolescent Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 7-27.
Davies, B. (1995). Long-term effects of sibling death in childhood. In Adams, D.W. & Deveau, E.J. (Eds.), Beyond the innocence of childhood: Helping children and adolescents cope with death and bereavement (pp.89-98). Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing.
Davies, B. (1998). Shadows in the sun: The experience of sibling bereavement in childhood. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel.
Derdyn, A.P. & Waters, D.B. (1981). Unshared loss and marital conflict. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, October, 481-487.
Dilworth, J.L. & Hildreth, G.J. (1997). Long-term unresolved grief: Applying Bowlby's variants to adult survivors of early parental death. Omega, Vol. 36(2), 147-159.
Eby, D. (1997). Depression, women, and creativity. [Online]. Perspectives. Available: http://www.cmhc.com/perspectives/articles/art0594.htm [1997, May 15].
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Fox, S.S. (1985). Children's anniversary reactions to the death of a family member. Omega, Vol. 15(4), 291-305. Freud, S. (1900, 1965). The interpretation of dreams. New York: Avon Books.
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Gamino, L.A., Sewell, K.W., & Easterling, L.W. (1998). Scott & White grief study: An empirical test of predictors of intensified mourning. Death Studies, 22, 333-355.
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Gilbert, K. R. (1996). "We've had the same loss, why don't we have the same grief?" Loss and differential grief in families. Death Studies, 20, 269-283.
Graham-Pole, J. Wass, H., Eyberg, S., Chu, L., & Olejnik, S. (1989). Communicating with dying children and their siblings: A retrospective analysis. Death Studies, 13:465-483.
Gray, J. (1984). What you feel, you can heal: A guide for enriching relationships. Mill Valley, California: Heart Publishing.
Hagglund, T. (1978). Dying: A psychoanalytic study with special reference to individual creativity and defensive organization. New York: International Universities Press, Inc.
Harris, M. (1995). The loss that is forever: The lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father, New York: Penguin Books, USA, Inc.
Hilgard, J.R. (1969). Depressive and psychotic states as anniversaries to sibling death in childhood. In Schneidman, E. S. & Ortega, M.J. Aspects of depression (pp. 197-211). Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
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Hogan, N.S. & Greenfield, D.G. (1991). Adolescent sibling bereavement symptomatology in a large community sample. Journal of Adolescent Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 7-27.
Hurd, R.C. (1999). Adults view their childhood bereavement experiences. Death Studies, 23, 17-41.
Hutchins, S.H. (1986). Stillbirth. In Rando, T. (Ed.), Parental loss of a child (pp. 129-144). Champaign, Illinois: Research Press Company.
Jacobs, S. (1993). Pathologic grief: Maladaptation to loss. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
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Jung, C.G. (1939, 1969). The archetypes and the collective unconscious. New York: Princeton University Press.
Jung. C.G. (1961, 1973). Memories, dreams, reflections. New York: Vintage Books.
Kaplan, C.P. & Joslin, H. (1993). Accidental sibling death: Case of Peter, age 6. In Webb, N.B. Helping bereaved children (pp. 118-124). New York: Guilford Press.
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