The art of therapeutic letters in caring for grieving families
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Keywords

family
nursing
tanatology
death

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to the use of narrative and therapeutic letters as strategies in a holistic approach to Tanatology. This paper is based on free lecture thesis and presents congruence with fundamental patterns of knowing and key elements of the therapeutic letters. It offers a selected piece of qualitative research extracted from the context of a larger research study described the therapeutic letters as an instrument for summarized the interview. The article incorporated the textual description of two therapeutic letters that had been sent to a family that the child died. Emphasis is on the possibilities and influences of narratives and therapeutic letters on nursing practice with family bereavement. The paper is presented as an inspiration and evocation to write therapeutic letters.

 

 

https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.20102988
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