The Plurality and Diversity of the Bereavement Process: Exploring the psychological reaction experiences to the cancer death events of the new widows / widowers

Study of Life and Death 1 (11):1-40 (2011)

Objective: This paper aims to explore cancer recently widowed of the psychological mourning and recovery qualification process. Methods: Field is located in the south of the hospital hospice ward, to the phenomenon of depth interviews and psychological description method to understand the psychological response to cancer widowed experience. A total of ten respondents to participate in research , the average age of widowhood is 46 years, each received three to four interviews. Results: Data immersed reading, multiple comparisons and analysis of phenomena, found that cancer newly widowed person psychological reactions experienced qualification process, including "Imagine the body of lingering," "Symbolic of the transformation" and "people often between cracking together" three context theme. Discussion: Some respondents in the imagined body; have to enter the Symbolic; a return to real life, showing heterogeneity, we can see the newly widowed mourn experience, is the swing in the "emotional dependency of the total change" and "ethics action of the delay" of room. This paper concludes with experience of mental response to the two intermediary factors, which means "from the senses to the tense" and "from there to the current changes," the reflection of. Objective: To explore the way Taiwanese widowers and widows who lost their loved one for suffering the cancer event how to transform their "limited experience" to be back to the life world in the first one and half years after the loss. The study was aimed to release the complicated bereaved reaction experience processes. Method: While the depth interviews method was adopted to collect the narratives, the phenomenological descriptive method was conducted to construct the text. Ten subjects with a mean of 46 years from the hospice care unit in a certain southern Taiwan hospital were interviewed. Result: Three contextual themes were emerged from the narrative analysis, namely, the imaginative rumination, the transformative symbol and the ethical relationship. Discussion: We found the medium processes for the emerged context were divided into two mechanisms-from 'sense' to 'tense' to denote the sharing feelings to the dead, and from 'being' to 'becoming' to denote the ethical act. Finally, the implications about the study were discussed
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