Daughters’ experiences of maternal bereavement during adolescence: a scoping review

Chloe De Rosbo-Davies, Stella Laletas, Penny Round

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The purpose of the scoping review was to synthesize peer-reviewed literature of daughters’ experiences of maternal bereavement. The search was conducted across eight databases and included peer-reviewed, qualitative research that reported on daughters’ experiences of the death of their mother. The review identified 21 studies. Experiences included recurrent grief including secondary losses, difficulties establishing and maintaining relationships, and intrapersonal and daily lifestyle changes. Implications for maternal loss during adolescence, and recommendations for those supporting women whose mothers have passed away have been provided. Further research is needed to identify the experiences of loss at different developmental stages.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalDeath Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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