bereaved person

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bereaved person - a person who has suffered the death of someone they lovedbereaved person - a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved; "the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
References in classic literature ?
Intellectually a nonentity," Ossipon pronounced aloud, abandoning suddenly the inward contemplation of Mrs Verloc's bereaved person and business.
The process is, however, highly spontaneous and it takes sometimes a split of second for a bereaved person to take the step,' says Dr Hamza.
Create an environment in which |the bereaved person can be themselves and show their feelings, rather than having to put on a front.
The time at which a bereaved person needs support can also vary.
The last thing a bereaved person needs is money worries, but increasingly people are getting into debt to afford a decent send-off for those they care about.
A bereaved person not only experiences a flurry of emotions following a loved one's death; grieving also involves cognitive processes, physical sensations, and outward behaviors.
These stressors include the acquisition of new roles the bereaved person must take on in the absence of his or her loved one, creating a new life without the deceased, and relating to friends and family in new ways.
However, Shoosmiths has also invested heavily in training the staff who will man a dedicated bereavement helpline to provide not just advice and assistance about legal issues, but also to understand the caller's situation and give advice and guidance about the many issues that confront any recently bereaved person.
To really help, ask the bereaved person if they would like you to come with them to register the death, plan the funeral, or simply do the shopping.
She says the bereaved and their families should be aware of the sharply increased risks during the grieving period, and families should ensure the bereaved person is taking care of themselves.
Yalom (1980) writes that death saves man from an inauthentic life and the death of a loved one can awaken the bereaved person to what is important in life.
Under the new service, a local registrar can support a new parent or recently bereaved person through a step-by-step process that will automatically notify central and local governments of their change in circumstances.