Online Grief Support Groups: Facilitators' Attitudes

Margaret Lubas, Gianluca De Leo

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Abstract

Although bereaved individuals report positive experiences from participating in online support groups, little is known from a facilitator perspective. Using a web-based survey, data was collected from a national sample of grief facilitators (N = 64). Respondents reported more favorable attitudes toward in-person groups over online and indicated a low likelihood of facilitating an online group in the next year. However, 62% of the sample (n = 37) reported willingness to refer to online groups. This attitude may reflect facilitator acknowledgment of the need to increase the presence and availability of grief services; a need that bereaved individuals' express, as shown in previous research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalDeath Studies
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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