Evaluation of a Memory Book Intervention With Orphaned Children in South Africa
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
The purpose of this collaborative research study was to evaluate the use of the Memory Book intervention for orphaned children's grief and loss recovery. A qualitative phenomenological approach was implemented to evaluate the Memory Book intervention with orphaned children at two children's homes in South Africa. Study findings support the ability of children to work through loss and grief when they are assisted in preserving and telling their story. The Memory Book intervention assists children to chronicle their lives and demonstrates the potential to guide future interventions by care providers and nurses in this context.
Author Supplied Keywords
Traumatic loss and grief, Orphaned children, Memory intervention, HIV/AIDS, South Africa post-traumatic growth
Children Psychology; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic--psychology; Vulnerable Populations--psychology
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Braband, Barbara; Faris, Tamara; and Wilson-Anderson, Kaye, "Evaluation of a Memory Book Intervention With Orphaned Children in South Africa" (2014). Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations. 13.
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