Having Therapeutic Conversations With Fathers Grieving the Death of a Child

Title

Having Therapeutic Conversations With Fathers Grieving the Death of a Child

Creator

Martinez AM; Castiglione S; Dupuis F; Legault A; Proulx MC; Carnevale F

Publisher

Omega: Journal of Death & Dying

Date

2021

Subject

Child; Bereavement; Professional-Family Relations; Conversation; Father-Child Relations; Grief; Death -- In Infancy and Childhood; Fathers -- Psychosocial Factors; Support Psychosocial -- Methods

Description

A child's death is a traumatic life experience for parents. Health-care professionals (HCPs) have sought guidance on how to intervene with grieving parents, particularly with fathers. Having therapeutic conversations is an effective way for HCPs to support grieving fathers. In our previous study, fathers identified core beliefs that influenced their experience of grief and coping. In this article, the Illness Beliefs Model was integrated with the findings to provide a framework for interventions to create open conversations, ease fathers' suffering, and thereby help their spouse and family suffering as well. This article will guide HCPs to engage in therapeutic conversations to support bereaved fathers.

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Citation List Month

April 2021 List

Collection

Citation

Martinez AM; Castiglione S; Dupuis F; Legault A; Proulx MC; Carnevale F, “Having Therapeutic Conversations With Fathers Grieving the Death of a Child,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17512.

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