Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/142727
Title:
Evaluating a creative arts bereavement support intervention
Authors:
McGuinness, Breffni; Finucane, Niamh
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Citation:
Evaluating a creative arts bereavement support intervention 2011, 30 (1):37 Bereavement Care
Journal:
Bereavement Care
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/142727
DOI:
10.1080/02682621.2011.555244
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02682621.2011.555244
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article describes the evaluation of an innovative bereavement support group established in a hospice setting. The design of the group sessions was informed by the Dual Process Model and combined a range of creative arts activities with psycho-education. Evaluation was undertaken in two stages. An initial pilot group was evaluated informally, using participant questionnaires. The success of this pilot led to two further groups that have been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial, the results of which will be published in due course. This article explores some of the issues and dilemmas raised by evaluation in this context and discusses the importance of evaluation to developing a sound evidence base for innovative bereavement support work.
Keywords:
BEREAVEMENT; EVALUATION; BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING
Local subject classification:
HOSPICE
ISSN:
0268-2621; 1944-8279

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, Breffnien
dc.contributor.authorFinucane, Niamhen
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-20T13:57:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-20T13:57:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationEvaluating a creative arts bereavement support intervention 2011, 30 (1):37 Bereavement Careen
dc.identifier.issn0268-2621-
dc.identifier.issn1944-8279-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02682621.2011.555244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/142727-
dc.descriptionThis article describes the evaluation of an innovative bereavement support group established in a hospice setting. The design of the group sessions was informed by the Dual Process Model and combined a range of creative arts activities with psycho-education. Evaluation was undertaken in two stages. An initial pilot group was evaluated informally, using participant questionnaires. The success of this pilot led to two further groups that have been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial, the results of which will be published in due course. This article explores some of the issues and dilemmas raised by evaluation in this context and discusses the importance of evaluation to developing a sound evidence base for innovative bereavement support work.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02682621.2011.555244en
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen
dc.subjectEVALUATIONen
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENT COUNSELLINGen
dc.subject.otherHOSPICEen
dc.titleEvaluating a creative arts bereavement support interventionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.identifier.journalBereavement Careen
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