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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151415
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Ship of Loss on the Ocean of Grief: Understanding the Grief Process
Abstract:
The Ship of Loss on the Ocean of Grief: Understanding the Grief Process
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lazenby, Ramona Browder, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Auburn University Montgomery School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing
A qualitative analysis was conducted to examine how classroom teachers deal with the death of students during the school year. Because the qualitative researcher is focused on understanding the phenomenon from the participant?s perspective, purposive sampling was used. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 teachers in the state of Alabama. Each interview was audiotaped and transcribed. Using Miles and Huberman?s meta-matrix, the researcher first analyzed the data using a within case analysis followed by a cross-case analysis. Throughout every interview it was obvious that participants did not truly understand the grief process. Comments such as, ?I cannot believe I still cry about this,? ?I should be over her death by now,? and ?It?s been over a year, but I still cannot believe he is dead? indicated a need for further education about the grief process.  Prompted by one participant?s analogy of death as a ship with big sails, the researcher developed a metaphorical alternative to help explain the grief process. The use of metaphors in qualitative research helps the researcher expand the interpretive horizon and better integrate findings into a wider experiential array. The metaphor is based on the five stages of grief identified by Kubler-Ross. Ocean analogies are used to illustrate and illuminate each stage of the grief process while loss or death is likened to a ship with big sails.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Ship of Loss on the Ocean of Grief: Understanding the Grief Processen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151415-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Ship of Loss on the Ocean of Grief: Understanding the Grief Process</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lazenby, Ramona Browder, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Auburn University Montgomery School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rlazenby@mail.aum.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A qualitative analysis was conducted to examine how classroom teachers deal with the death of students during the school year. Because the qualitative researcher is focused on understanding the phenomenon from the participant?s perspective, purposive sampling was used. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 teachers in the state of Alabama. Each interview was audiotaped and transcribed. Using Miles and Huberman?s meta-matrix, the researcher first analyzed the data using a within case analysis followed by a cross-case analysis. Throughout every interview it was obvious that participants did not truly understand the grief process. Comments such as, ?I cannot believe I still cry about this,? ?I should be over her death by now,? and ?It?s been over a year, but I still cannot believe he is dead? indicated a need for further education about the grief process.&nbsp;&nbsp;Prompted by one participant?s analogy of death as a ship with big sails, the researcher developed a metaphorical alternative to help explain the grief process. The use of metaphors in qualitative research helps the researcher expand the interpretive horizon and better integrate findings into a wider experiential array. The metaphor is based on the five stages of grief identified by Kubler-Ross. Ocean analogies are used to illustrate and illuminate each stage of the grief process while loss or death is likened to a ship with big sails.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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