An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide

Smith, Angela and Joseph, Stephen and Das Nair, Roshan (2011) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16 (5). pp. 413-430. ISSN 1532-5032

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Abstract

This study explored experiences of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Six participants were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Transcribed interviews were analyzed from an interpretative phenomenological framework. Two superordinate themes, with three ordinate themes in each, were identified: (a) positive growth (“life view,” “knowledge of self,” and “relation to others”) and (b) social context (“gaze of others,” “public guise,” and “solace of other survivors”). Suicide survivors gain extra insights due to their experiences, but are reluctant to acknowledge that they do. This requires consideration in theoretical and clinical settings

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Loss and Trauma on 24/05/2011, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi:10.1080/15325024.2011.572047.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Work, Health and Organization
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2011.572047
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 12:21
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 01:39
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34522

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