Meaning-Making Through Psychological Autopsy Interviews: The Value of Participating in Qualitative Research for Those Bereaved by Suicide

@article{Dyregrov2011MeaningMakingTP,
  title={Meaning-Making Through Psychological Autopsy Interviews: The Value of Participating in Qualitative Research for Those Bereaved by Suicide},
  author={K. Dyregrov and G. Dieserud and H. Hjelmeland and M. Straiton and M. L. Rasmussen and B. L. Knizek and A. Leenaars},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={685 - 710}
}
Too often ethical boards delay or stop research projects with vulnerable populations, influenced by presumed rather than empirically documented vulnerability. The article investigates how participation is experienced by those bereaved by suicide. Experiences are divided into 3 groups: (a) overall positive (62%), (b) unproblematic (10%), and (c) positive and painful (28%). The positive experiences are linked to processes of meaning-making, gaining new insight, and a hope to help others… Expand
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