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daughter, death, motherless, motherless child, nursing, women



  1. Gunn, Jennie
  2. Rikabi, Gulenia
  3. Huebner, Carroll


ABSTRACT: The death of one's mother during childhood is the severing of one of the most important human bonds. The child may suffer periods of grief that continue into adulthood and throughout life. The nurse has a vital role in assisting women traumatized by loss of a mother at a young age. This article discusses the experience of maternal loss and notes care needs of the motherless child-adult woman. Identification of women in this situation should be made as early as possible.