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ERIC Number: EJ1170619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Bereavement Counselling in Uganda and Northern Ireland: A Comparison
Montgomery, Lorna; Owen-Pugh, Valerie
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n1 p91-103 2018
Therapeutic interventions for bereavement in Northern Ireland and in the Sub-Saharan African country of Uganda are compared. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with Ugandan (n = 18) and Northern Irish (n = 20) therapists. These were thematically analysed. The findings focused on: the counselling context, the characteristics of counsellors, the characteristics of clients and counselling practices. Whilst there were many similarities in practice, core differences arose from the demands of these regions' predominately collectivist or individualist settings. Findings suggest that counselling interventions require adjustment to reflect cultural practices where there is less emphasis on an individualised ego, and where bereavement responses must concur with social norms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
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