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Att dela sorgen - organisation och betydelse av den religiösa aspekten i Svenska kyrkans sorgegrupper

Thoor, Kaisa LU (2010) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to explore and analyse both how the grief groups in the Church of Sweden are organised, as well as how and if the religion is used during the conversations about death. I have also looked at how the group leaders view the grieving process. Semi-structured interviews were held with deacons and clergy that work with leading grief groups within the Church of Sweden. The result of the study is that the grief groups are in many ways organised like selfhelp groups where the support mostly comes from the participants themselves. The deacons and clergy all stated that they didn’t bring up the subject of religion unless some of the participants did. There were almost no groups where the issue never came up and the... (More)
The purpose of this study was to explore and analyse both how the grief groups in the Church of Sweden are organised, as well as how and if the religion is used during the conversations about death. I have also looked at how the group leaders view the grieving process. Semi-structured interviews were held with deacons and clergy that work with leading grief groups within the Church of Sweden. The result of the study is that the grief groups are in many ways organised like selfhelp groups where the support mostly comes from the participants themselves. The deacons and clergy all stated that they didn’t bring up the subject of religion unless some of the participants did. There were almost no groups where the issue never came up and the reason the deacons and clergy gave, was that since they believe that life does not end with death, people in grief often had questions about what the Christian faith says about heaven and the life after this. The interviewed talked about the church as almost the only institution in society that does not fear to talk about the subjects of grief and death. (Less)
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Thoor, Kaisa LU
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SOPA63 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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religion, grief group, selfhelp group, Church of Sweden, deacon
language
Swedish
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Assessor Lars Harrysson
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1764981
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2011-01-27 17:55:54
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to explore and analyse both how the grief groups in the Church of Sweden are organised, as well as how and if the religion is used during the conversations about death. I have also looked at how the group leaders view the grieving process. Semi-structured interviews were held with deacons and clergy that work with leading grief groups within the Church of Sweden. The result of the study is that the grief groups are in many ways organised like selfhelp groups where the support mostly comes from the participants themselves. The deacons and clergy all stated that they didn’t bring up the subject of religion unless some of the participants did. There were almost no groups where the issue never came up and the reason the deacons and clergy gave, was that since they believe that life does not end with death, people in grief often had questions about what the Christian faith says about heaven and the life after this. The interviewed talked about the church as almost the only institution in society that does not fear to talk about the subjects of grief and death.},
  author       = {Thoor, Kaisa},
  keyword      = {religion,grief group,selfhelp group,Church of Sweden,deacon},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att dela sorgen - organisation och betydelse av den religiösa aspekten i Svenska kyrkans sorgegrupper},
  year         = {2010},
}