A tribute, not a memorial understanding ambiguous loss

Pauline Boss

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In this paper, I discuss ambiguous loss, why it is so traumatizing, what to do to lower the distress when someone disappears without a trace, and why a tribute is more appropriate than a memorial. The paper is dedicated to the family, friends, and colleagues of Jim Gray.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-20
Number of pages2
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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