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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

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Friendgrief: Perspectives On The Loss Of A Friend, Katie M. Ueland Jan 2014

Friendgrief: Perspectives On The Loss Of A Friend, Katie M. Ueland

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This purpose of this study was to determine the connection between friendship and grief through interviews with professionals in the grief and loss field. The literature review explored friendship and grief within the framework of adult attachment theory. The two independent topics then merged in a discussion about the concept of Friendgrief, the grief experienced due to the death of a friend. The present qualitative study interviewed five grief and loss professionals working in various settings to discover their perspectives on Friendgrief and its implications on social work practice. The content analysis of the data was accomplished through transcription and ...