Year: 1984 Source: Omega, v.15, no.1, (1984-1985), p.45-53 SIEC No: 19842345

The activity of writing as a coping mechanism during the process of grief is explored. The study is based on questionnaire responses from bereaved persons cared for by Boulder Conty Hospice’s Follow-Up Services Team. Several facets of the writing experience are discussed. Recognizing certain limitations on the use of writing during bereavement, this article focuses on the potential benefits for bereaved persons & encourages the consideration by caregivers of writing as a valuable coping tool.