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An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide

Smith, Angela; Joseph, Stephen; das Nair, Roshan

Authors

Angela Smith

Stephen Joseph stephen.joseph@nottingham.ac.uk

Roshan das Nair roshan.nair@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This study explored experiences of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Six participants were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Transcribed interviews were analyzed from an interpretative phenomenological framework. Two superordinate themes, with three ordinate themes in each, were identified: (a) positive growth (“life view,” “knowledge of self,” and “relation to others”) and (b) social context (“gaze of others,” “public guise,” and “solace of other survivors”). Suicide survivors gain extra insights due to their experiences, but are reluctant to acknowledge that they do. This requires consideration in theoretical and clinical settings

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Loss and Trauma
Print ISSN 1532-5024
Electronic ISSN 1532-5032
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 5
APA6 Citation Smith, A., Joseph, S., & das Nair, R. (in press). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16(5), doi:10.1080/15325024.2011.572047
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2011.572047
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325024.2011.572047
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Loss and Trauma on 24/05/2011, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/15325024.2011.572047.

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