Grief Experiences of an African-American Child after Sudden Death: A Retrospective Analysis Douglas E. Lewis, Jr. M.Ed. Ca...
REVIEW OF LITERATURE• GRIEF SYMPTOMS• INFLUENCE OF GRIEF• AFRICAN-AMERICANS & GRIEF
METHODOLOGY• QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS• INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT• EMERGING THEMES
CASE BACKGROUND• AGE & SEX• MARITAL STATUS• OCCUPATION
THEMES     PRESERVATION OF FAMILY• EXTENDED KIN RELATIONSHIPS• NEW FAMILY ROLES• FINANCIAL SURVIVAL
THEMES             CAREER• DESIRE TO “HELP OTHERS”• INFLUENCE ON “PATIENT CARE”• INFLUENCE ON LEADERSHIP STYLE
THEMES            DELAYED GRIEF• EMPTINESS/NUMBNESS• ANXIETY
IMPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS• NARRATIVE THERAPY• PERSON-CENTERED  THERAPY/POST-MODERN THERAPY
REFERENCESBorum, V. (2007). Why we cant wait! an afrocentric approach in working with african american families.    Journa...
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Grief Experiences of an African-American Child after Sudden Death: A Retrospective Analysis

  1. 1. Grief Experiences of an African-American Child after Sudden Death: A Retrospective Analysis Douglas E. Lewis, Jr. M.Ed. Candidate ‘13 Lynchburg CollegeResearch Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, PhD, LPC
  2. 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE• GRIEF SYMPTOMS• INFLUENCE OF GRIEF• AFRICAN-AMERICANS & GRIEF
  3. 3. METHODOLOGY• QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS• INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT• EMERGING THEMES
  4. 4. CASE BACKGROUND• AGE & SEX• MARITAL STATUS• OCCUPATION
  5. 5. THEMES PRESERVATION OF FAMILY• EXTENDED KIN RELATIONSHIPS• NEW FAMILY ROLES• FINANCIAL SURVIVAL
  6. 6. THEMES CAREER• DESIRE TO “HELP OTHERS”• INFLUENCE ON “PATIENT CARE”• INFLUENCE ON LEADERSHIP STYLE
  7. 7. THEMES DELAYED GRIEF• EMPTINESS/NUMBNESS• ANXIETY
  8. 8. IMPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS• NARRATIVE THERAPY• PERSON-CENTERED THERAPY/POST-MODERN THERAPY
  9. 9. REFERENCESBorum, V. (2007). Why we cant wait! an afrocentric approach in working with african american families. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 15(2-3), 117-135. doi:10.1300/J137v15n02_08Boyd-Franklin, Nancy. (1989). Black Families in Therapy. New York: The Guilford Press.Brown, E. J., Amaya-Jackson, L., Cohen, J., Handel, S., de Bocanegra, H. T., Zatta, E., . . . Mannarino, A. (2008). Childhood traumatic grief: A multi-site empirical examination of the construct and its correlates. Death Studies, 32(10), 899-923. doi:10.1080/07481180802440209Crabtree, B. F., & Miller, W. L. (1992). Doing Qualitative Research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.Dulmus, C. N., & Hilarski, C. (2006). Significance of gender and age in african american childrens response to parental victimization. Health & Social Work, 31(3), 181-188.Goldsmith, B., Morrison, R. S., Vanderwerker, L. C., & Prigerson, H. G. (2008). Elevated rates of prolonged grief disorder in african americans. Death Studies, 32(4), 352-365. doi:10.1080/07481180801929012Marshall, C. & Rossman, G. B. (1989). Designing Qualitative Research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.McClatchy, I. S., Vonk, M. E., & Palardy, G. (2009). The prevalence of childhood traumatic grief—a comparison of violent/sudden and expected loss. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 59(4), 305- 323. doi:10.2190/OM.59.4.bSchoulte, J. C. (2011). Bereavement among african americans and Latino/a americans. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 33(1), 11-20.

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