A systematic review of loneliness in bereavement: Current research and future directions
Current Opinion in Psychology
Anneke Vedder, Kathrin Boerner, Jeffrey E. Stokes, Henk A.W. Schut, Paul A. Boelen & Margaret S. Stroebe
Bereaved people suffer from loneliness and loneliness is associated with poor mental health. In this study, this topic is reviewed. An agenda is suggested for future research. Research that is theory-driven, addresses measurement consistency, correlates of loneliness in bereaved and non-bereaved, and treatment is necessary for prevention and intervention.