Reflections on the development of a therapeutic recreation-based bereavement camp for families whose child has died from serious illness

Title

Reflections on the development of a therapeutic recreation-based bereavement camp for families whose child has died from serious illness

Creator

Hanlon P; Guerin S; Kiernan G

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2018

Subject

bereavement; Death; Families; serious illness; therapeutic recreation

Description

While bereavement camps serve as a support for children, this study examines a therapeutic recreation-based camp for families who have lost a child. The study triangulated documents, researcher reflection and staff interviews to highlight the themes of Searching & Finding, Getting to Know, Finding the Balance and Joining. Developing opportunistically through internal and external factors, the camp's evolution represents a closing of the loop, from supporting families of living children to also supporting the families of children who have died. Understanding the camp's evolution may facilitate other programs by highlighting the challenges in developing the program and the lessons learned.
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Citation List Month

March 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Hanlon P; Guerin S; Kiernan G, “Reflections on the development of a therapeutic recreation-based bereavement camp for families whose child has died from serious illness,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14573.

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