Bereavement and the role of religious and cultural factors.
|dc.contributor.author||Oyebode, Jan R.||*|
|dc.identifier.citation||Oyebode, J. R. and Owens, R. G. (2013). Bereavement and the role of religious and cultural factors. Bereavement Care. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 60-64.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||The aim of this article is to give an overview of some of the key dimensions of variation in cultural and religious rituals during the immediate period after a death and in the longer term, in order to inform service delivery in multi-cultural societies. For each area we give examples of different customs, and consider their functions and possible impact. Dimensions considered in the immediate period after bereavement are: The time and space given to formal rituals, expression of feelings, assertion of status and disposal of the body. In the longer term, we look at variations in remembering the deceased and in continuing bonds. Throughout we consider the interplay between individual responses and the person¿s cultural and religious context. Our objective is to provide an accessible introduction for practitioners new to working with bereavement and provide a succinct reference point for more experienced bereavement workers.||en_US|
|dc.rights||© 2013 Taylor and Francis. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Bereavement Care, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10/080/02682621.2013.812828||en_US|
|dc.title||Bereavement and the role of religious and cultural factors.||en_US|
|dc.type.version||published version paper||en_US|
|dc.description.publicnotes||Full text made available 1st May 2014 at the end of the publisher's embargo period.||en|