Date of Defense
Barbara L. Van Eck, Visiting Nurse & Hospice
Susan Weinger, Social Work
Donald Cooney, Social Work
Hospice Care, Bereavement Process, Bereavement Counseling
This year I did my social work field placement at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services in the Hospice Department. my work with the dying and their families before death, and my follow-up work with the bereaved, was interesting, complex, and inspiring. The compassion these people aroused in me led me to seven incredible people who courageously shared the story of their loss with me, so that I could learn and I could share their experiences with others through this project. I found that these individuals had a great deal in common throughout their experience, and I will summarize the stages of their journeys in this project.
Berry, Marisa A., "Love Through the Last Stage of Life: The Experience of Losing a Loved One to Terminal Illness" (1999). Honors Theses. 735.
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