Your article about traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the December 2013/January 2014 issue—“You've Survived a TBI, but Will Your Marriage?”—is very relevant to what survivors and their loved ones face. I noticed that there was a reference made to “ambiguous loss” on page 21, but no reference was made to Dr. Pauline Boss, who developed the theory of ambiguous loss while researching those who were learning to live with unresolved grief. Dr. Boss wrote a book by that title in 1999 and continues her research. She should have been credited by the author of the article. The work of Dr. Boss has been instrumental in my research on children who care for disabled parents.
Joanne Wintersgill, Family Nurse Practitioner