Reconstructing Meaning Following the Death of a Family-member Through Occupation: Accommodation, Assimilation, and Continuing Bonds
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 133- 141, February 2010
Ruth Segal, Ph.D., OTR Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational adaptation to loss has received scant attention. Qualitative research was undertaken to identify and describe occupational responses in bereavement. The constant comparative approach was used to analyze and interpret the occupational responses. Adaptive strategies of occupational accommodation and assimilation were used after the death of a family member.