ERIC Number: EJ895156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Communicating Social Support to Grieving Clients: The Veterinarians' View
Pilgram, Mary D.
Death Studies, v34 n8 p699-714 2010
This exploratory study examines veterinarians' perceptions of how they offer social support to grieving clients. Because many clients cannot find the social support they would like from other sources when grieving the death of a pet, the role of the vet in offering support becomes increasingly important. The results indicate that vets perceive that they do offer social support; however, they have not been provided with training in how to do so. Limitations to the study and future directions are also discussed.
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Grief, Animals, Coping, Stress Management, Veterinary Medicine, Death, Social Attitudes, Emotional Response, Interviews, Referral, Veterinary Medical Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A