THE NEED FOR BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Vanagree Naidoo Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Rina Delport Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Abstract

Bereavement is an almost universal human experience and strikes practically all people severaltimes during the course of a life. This is viewed as the most stressful life event, which is oftenseverely traumatic, affects all facets of a person’s life and could last from weeks to years (Woof& Carter, 1997:443).

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