The experiences of mothers bereaved by suicide: an exploratory study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305683
Title:
The experiences of mothers bereaved by suicide: an exploratory study
Authors:
Sugrue, Joan Louise; McGilloway, Sinead; Keegan, Orla
Citation:
The Experiences of Mothers Bereaved by Suicide: An Exploratory Study 2014, 38 (2):118 Death Studies
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Group
Journal:
Death Studies
Issue Date:
9-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305683
DOI:
10.1080/07481187.2012.738765
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481187.2012.738765
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
To ascertain the meaning of their loss, the authors explored the experiences of 7 biological mothers bereaved by suicide. Purposive sampling was used and 1-to-1 interviews were conducted and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Four themes emerged: (a) silencing grief; (b) shattered assumptions; (c) constructing a narrative; and (d) the depth of a mother's grief. Mothers experienced intense prolonged grief with many psychological and physical symptoms; one acknowledged strong suicidal thoughts and one had attempted suicide. The findings suggest a need for care professionals to be aware of, and to target, this vulnerable subgroup.
Keywords:
SUICIDE; BEREAVEMENT
Local subject classification:
GRIEF
ISSN:
0748-1187; 1091-7683

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSugrue, Joan Louiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGilloway, Sineaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeegan, Orlaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-22T12:57:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-22T12:57:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe Experiences of Mothers Bereaved by Suicide: An Exploratory Study 2014, 38 (2):118 Death Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0748-1187-
dc.identifier.issn1091-7683-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07481187.2012.738765-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305683-
dc.descriptionTo ascertain the meaning of their loss, the authors explored the experiences of 7 biological mothers bereaved by suicide. Purposive sampling was used and 1-to-1 interviews were conducted and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Four themes emerged: (a) silencing grief; (b) shattered assumptions; (c) constructing a narrative; and (d) the depth of a mother's grief. Mothers experienced intense prolonged grief with many psychological and physical symptoms; one acknowledged strong suicidal thoughts and one had attempted suicide. The findings suggest a need for care professionals to be aware of, and to target, this vulnerable subgroup.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481187.2012.738765en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Death Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectSUICIDEen_GB
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherGRIEFen_GB
dc.titleThe experiences of mothers bereaved by suicide: an exploratory studyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalDeath Studiesen_GB
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