Sense of Presence Experiences and Meaning-Making in Bereavement: A Qualitative Analysis

@article{Steffen2011SenseOP,
  title={Sense of Presence Experiences and Meaning-Making in Bereavement: A Qualitative Analysis},
  author={E. Steffen and A. Coyle},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={579 - 609}
}
This qualitative study aimed to explore the potential role that might be played by the reported experience of “sensing the presence of the deceased” in meaning-making processes in bereavement. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 participants who reported having had such an experience and the transcripts were subjected to thematic analysis. Seven overarching themes were identified, 3 of which were considered central: finding benefit in the continuation of the deceased, finding… Expand
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