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Author Acklin, Nancy Kennedy
Title An examination of funeral ritual practices in the facilitation of grief
Descript 114 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 54-08, Section: B, page: 4369
Chairman: Gordon Thornton
Thesis (Psy.D.)--Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Ritual has been recognized as a valuable process in adjusting to crisis. It has been proposed that funeral rituals facilitate the grief process and provide comfort and structure as well as opportunities for directly confronting the loss. Funeral
The current study examined the opinions of 327 funeral directors who were active members of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association through collection of survey data. Opinions regarding the frequency of ritual choices, the helpfulness of
The results of this descriptive study indicated support for the value and helpfulness of traditional funeral ritual such as visiting hours, funeral services, religious rites, post-funeral gatherings and informal conversations with funeral direct
School code: 0318
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 54-08B
Subject Psychology, General
Psychology, Social
Anthropology, Cultural
Alt Author Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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