Use of Facebook in the maternal grief process: An exploratory qualitative study

Title

Use of Facebook in the maternal grief process: An exploratory qualitative study

Creator

Perluxo D; Francisco R

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2018

Subject

Exploratory Research; Grief; Human; Qualitative Studies; Research Subjects; Social Media; Support; Women; grief; Semi-Structured Interview; human; Thematic Analysis; Maternal Attitudes; Social Networks; Utilization; Psychosocial

Description

This study seeks to explore the potential implications of Facebook use in the process of maternal grief. The participants were 11 women who had lost their children due to accidents or prolonged illness. Semistructured interviews were conducted and subjected to thematic analysis. The participants stated that they used Facebook to receive support, to identify with other mothers, to remember the child who died, to access the child's information, to honor him/her, and to express their feelings. The use of Facebook can play a very important role in the initial phase of grieving due to the functions of this social network.

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Citation List Month

April 2018 List

Pages

79-88

Issue

2

Volume

42

Collection

Citation

Perluxo D; Francisco R, “Use of Facebook in the maternal grief process: An exploratory qualitative study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15090.

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