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Att fortsätta leva när det värsta har hänt - En undersökning om föräldrars sorg efter ett barns död

Wall, Caroline LU and Strand, Hanna LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine parents’ grief after the loss of a child. To be more specifically the aim of the study was to find out how the parents experienced the bereavement and how they manage to keep on with their lives without their child. We also examined their experience of professional help and the help of self - help groups. We decided to use crisis theory according to Johan Cullberg. Our study was based on internet questionnaires with open questions. We chose to send the questionnaires by mail to seventeen parents´ and then they answered the questions and sent the questionnaires back to us. The parents´ lived in different parts of Sweden except for one that lived abroad. We chose different themes in the... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine parents’ grief after the loss of a child. To be more specifically the aim of the study was to find out how the parents experienced the bereavement and how they manage to keep on with their lives without their child. We also examined their experience of professional help and the help of self - help groups. We decided to use crisis theory according to Johan Cullberg. Our study was based on internet questionnaires with open questions. We chose to send the questionnaires by mail to seventeen parents´ and then they answered the questions and sent the questionnaires back to us. The parents´ lived in different parts of Sweden except for one that lived abroad. We chose different themes in the questionnaires. The themes were: the grieving process, the professional help, support groups, memorial pages and blogs. The result of our study is that parents´ experience of the grief is in general the same, but the way they have chosen to keep on with their lives differs. Some of them feel that support – groups have been a lifesaver and some feel that the family has been the most important support in the grieving process. Blogs and memorial pages have also been a big part in the grieving process. Some of the parents´ also had a negative experience when it came to the professional help they were/or were not offered. (Less)
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author
Wall, Caroline LU and Strand, Hanna LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
How to keep on living when the worst has happened - a study of parents' grief after the death of a child.
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
professional help, memorial pages, grieving process, parental grief, support groups
language
Swedish
id
1762746
date added to LUP
2011-01-27 15:10:03
date last changed
2011-01-28 10:40:35
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine parents’ grief after the loss of a child. To be more specifically the aim of the study was to find out how the parents experienced the bereavement and how they manage to keep on with their lives without their child. We also examined their experience of professional help and the help of self - help groups. We decided to use crisis theory according to Johan Cullberg. Our study was based on internet questionnaires with open questions. We chose to send the questionnaires by mail to seventeen parents´ and then they answered the questions and sent the questionnaires back to us. The parents´ lived in different parts of Sweden except for one that lived abroad. We chose different themes in the questionnaires. The themes were: the grieving process, the professional help, support groups, memorial pages and blogs. The result of our study is that parents´ experience of the grief is in general the same, but the way they have chosen to keep on with their lives differs. Some of them feel that support – groups have been a lifesaver and some feel that the family has been the most important support in the grieving process. Blogs and memorial pages have also been a big part in the grieving process. Some of the parents´ also had a negative experience when it came to the professional help they were/or were not offered.},
  author       = {Wall, Caroline and Strand, Hanna},
  keyword      = {professional help,memorial pages,grieving process,parental grief,support groups},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att fortsätta leva när det värsta har hänt - En undersökning om föräldrars sorg efter ett barns död},
  year         = {2011},
}