AIDS AND BEREAVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

C Demmer

Abstract


AIDS is the leading cause of death in South Africa and attention needs to be focused on the needs of countless individuals who grieve AIDS-related deaths. Social workers must be prepared to assist those who grieve AIDS-related losses, especially children, women, and the elderly. AIDS-related bereavement must be understood in terms of the complex social, political, and economic factors inherent in South African society. Strategies are suggested for addressing AIDS-related bereavement in the local context.

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