Meaning-Making in Memories: A Comparison of Memories of Death-Related and Low Point Life Experiences

@article{Mackay2010MeaningMakingIM,
  title={Meaning-Making in Memories: A Comparison of Memories of Death-Related and Low Point Life Experiences},
  author={Michael M. Mackay and S. Bluck},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={715 - 737}
}
Because of their extensive experience with death and dying, hospice volunteers may be more successful at engaging in meaning-making regarding their death-related experiences than their low point life experiences (e.g., job loss). Consequently, their memories of death-related experiences will manifest more meaning-making strategies (e.g., benefit-finding) than their low point memories. Fifty-two hospice volunteers wrote memory narratives of death-related and low point experiences and provided… Expand
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