De mate van verwachtheid en de toedracht van het misdrijf en hun psychische implicaties bij nabestaanden
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The loss of a loved one is considered an impactful event. To explore possible determinants of psychological distress after bereavement a survey was conducted with bereaved individuals, either by a natural cause or murder. Hypothesized was that an unexpected death correlates with more severe psychological distress. Individuals, bereaved after an unexpected death report more severe grief specific distress. There were no differences in general psychological complaints between the groups. The loss of a loved one could become even more stressful when dealing with a murder. Hypothesized was that variations in motive of the killer correlates with variations in psychological wellbeing of the bereaved. The hypotheses was not supported, there appears to be no difference between individuals who differ in motive of the killer.