Building a new world: habits and practices of healing following the death of a child

Title

Building a new world: habits and practices of healing following the death of a child

Creator

Gudmundsdottir M; Chesla CA

Publisher

Journal Of Family Nursing

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Parent-Child Relations; Attitude to Death; Ceremonial Behavior; Family Relations; Qualitative Research; Spirituality; Burial; Preschool; Adaptation; Psychological; bereavement; Interviews; infant; SSHRC CURA; Habits

Description

The goal of this interpretive phenomenological study is to describe and understand significant habits and practices developed by families bereaved from the sudden and unexpected loss of their children. Data were primarily collected through the interviewing of 15 family members in seven families. At least four interviews were conducted with each family. Family members were interviewed both together and separately. The analysis of the data illuminated the development of significant and meaningful family practices. These practices acknowledged the death of the children, integrated their loss into the everyday lives of these families, allowed for continuing connection, and were of utter importance as they contributed to family healing.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

143-164

Issue

2

Volume

12

Citation

Gudmundsdottir M; Chesla CA, “Building a new world: habits and practices of healing following the death of a child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 8, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13377.

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