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Telephone support groups for isolated bereaved parents: A review of the literature and an example from australian paediatric oncology

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Supporting the grieving and isolated demands create cost-effective solutions. Telephone support groups have attracted considerable interest, especially a suggestion that such groups may offer therapeutic benefits not available in traditional face-to-face groups. This article reviews available literature on the advantages and disadvantages of telephone networks for isolated clientele. It describes client feedback on a telephone-based initiative piloted with geographically dislocated parents who had lost a child to cancer. © 2006, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Nair, K., Goodenough, B., & Cohn, R. (2006). Telephone support groups for isolated bereaved parents: A review of the literature and an example from australian paediatric oncology. Illness Crisis and Loss, 14(4), 319-336. doi:10.1177/105413730601400402

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34547201897

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 319

End Page


  • 336

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Supporting the grieving and isolated demands create cost-effective solutions. Telephone support groups have attracted considerable interest, especially a suggestion that such groups may offer therapeutic benefits not available in traditional face-to-face groups. This article reviews available literature on the advantages and disadvantages of telephone networks for isolated clientele. It describes client feedback on a telephone-based initiative piloted with geographically dislocated parents who had lost a child to cancer. © 2006, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Nair, K., Goodenough, B., & Cohn, R. (2006). Telephone support groups for isolated bereaved parents: A review of the literature and an example from australian paediatric oncology. Illness Crisis and Loss, 14(4), 319-336. doi:10.1177/105413730601400402

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34547201897

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 319

End Page


  • 336

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4