The Loss of a Child, Bereavement and the Search for Meaning: A Systematic Review of the Most Recent Parental Interventions

Title

The Loss of a Child, Bereavement and the Search for Meaning: A Systematic Review of the Most Recent Parental Interventions

Creator

Pelacho-Rios L; Bernabe-Valero G

Publisher

Current Psychology

Date

2022

Subject

Child Loss; Interventions; Meaning-centered approach; Parental Bereavement; Systematic Review

Description

The loss of a child is considered one of the most tragic experiences that parents can go through. The present systematic review aims to compile the most recently published interventions in bereavement support for these parents, being particularly interested in those made from a meaning-centered approach. The search for the units of analysis was guided by the standards of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Statement and was entered in Web of Science, Scopus and EBSCO, obtaining a total of 485 papers of which 21 have been included in this article. The results found are heterogeneous in terms of the type of intervention used and results, but they all seem to have something in common: the lack of research and reliable interventions that exist for this population. With this systematic review we intend to achieve a better understanding of these parents' needs and to highlight the enormous work that still remains ahead in order to make their bereavement experience a little less devastating.

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Citation List Month

November 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Pelacho-Rios L; Bernabe-Valero G, “The Loss of a Child, Bereavement and the Search for Meaning: A Systematic Review of the Most Recent Parental Interventions,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 22, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/18561.