chapter  12
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Family Disputes, Dysfunction, and Division: Case Studies of Road Trac Deaths


Families are generally considered to be extremely important sources of psychosocial support in times of stress and crisis. However, such a belief implies a number of assumptions concerning family support following a crisis, such as the death of a family member in a road trac crash. ese assumptions are that families are inherently functional, that families remain functional following the signicant and completely unexpected crisis that is a crash fatality, and that support from within the family is the “best” kind of support.