Bereaved UK military families: A mixed methods study on the provision of practical and emotional support

Anastasiia Fadeeva*, Emily Mann, Gill McGill, Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld, Mary Moreland, Andrew Melling, Matt Kiernan

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Abstract

Traumatic deaths of military personnel can have tragic consequences for the lives and health of bereaved significant others. To mitigate the effects, the UK Armed Forces enhanced the support for bereaved military families. However, little is known about whether the support has been satisfactory. The present research applied mixed methods to explore the experiences of bereaved UK military families (N = 264) with different types of support and how it historically changed over time. The findings suggest that although support has improved, further improvements are required in the provision of financial information, administrative support, and access to psychological support for all bereaved family members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalDeath Studies
Early online date28 Jun 2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Jun 2022

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