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Sorgebearbetning hos änkor: hur kvinnor i den äldre generationen sörjer
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Social Sciences.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to better understand how older widows recover from bereavement after their husbands death. The second aim was to find out about common recovery methods and also if there were any particular personal qualities which helped the widows to regain strength after their loss. The study is based on qualitative interviews with seven widows at the minimum age of 75 years. The essay has a phenomenological approach and include three theories; psychodynamic theory, crisis theory and sense of coherence. The results are analyzed on the basis of five themes which were consistently in all of the interviews. The conclusion of the study is that one of the most important thing when older widow try to recover from bereavement is their possibility to talk about their grief. Other helpful things in recovery work for widows were their faith in God and the support they received from their church. Another important factor, is how widows who mourn can find solace in the relationship with their pet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Widows, Grief, Bereavement, Crisis, Recovery, Phenomenology
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-6249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-6249DiVA: diva2:1136621
Educational program
Socionomprogrammet med inriktning mot diakoni
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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