Grief support groups in second life

Margaret M. Lubas, Gianluca De Leo

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Abstract

Online grief support groups serve as an avenue of support for the bereaved. In the past, facilitators have criticized the ability to provide group participants with a sense of therapeutic support, given the lack of face-to-face interaction in online groups. However, with the growing technological advances, 3-D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, may increase a participant's sense of presence and improve their group experience. A web-based survey was utilized to explore facilitator attitudes towards grief support groups in Second Life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Grief
  • Internet-based group
  • online support groups
  • Second Life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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