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Family Loss

  • Gregory D. May
  • Joseph E. Scherger


The family physician encounters patients through all the transitions in the family life cycle. Anticipated transitions, e.g., becoming united as a couple or having children, are common and socially accepted. Other life events, e.g., sudden death of a parent or birth of a handicapped child, are unexpected transitions which may be socially isolating.


Family Physician Physical Symptom Handicapped Child Terminal Illness Family Life Cycle 
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  • Gregory D. May
  • Joseph E. Scherger

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