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Author (up) Fielden, J.
Title Grief as a transformative experience: Weaving through different lifeworlds after a loved one has completed suicide Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication International Journal of Mental Health Nursing Abbreviated Journal
Volume 12 Issue 1 Pages 74-85
Keywords Grief; Psychology; Nursing specialties; Suicide
Abstract This research is an exploration and interpretation of the lived experiences of family members since they lost a close family member to suicidal death. The findings have implications for nurses and counsellors working in the area of suicide bereavement. Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology was utilised and informed by van Manen's and Benner's work. Data from in-depth interviews with six participants, the researcher's journal entries and published literature were analysed. Findings gave rise to a grief model where suicide survivors moved through four modes of being-in-the-world characterized by 13 lifeworlds or themes. Surviving suicide was a transformative process that in time enabled survivors to discover new ways of understanding and relating to the world.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 702
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