Exploring cause of death as a factor in social convoy membership: The case of Pauline

November 10, 2020


  • Sara E. Stemen
  • Kate de Medeiros
  • M. Elise Radina

Research integrating social convoy and continuing bonds frameworks suggests that deceased individuals can be included in convoys as connections may carry on after death. Building on this, we present a qualitative case study that explores whether such relationships are influenced by the way people die. Pauline, 67, compares the “natural” deaths of relatives to her husband’s suicide. 

Journal of Women & Aging. doi:10.1080/08952841.2020.1825033

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  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research