Year: 1991 Source: The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, v.23, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.61-76 SIEC No: 19920246

The purpose of this study was to describe & explain the grief meanings & experiences of older Greek-Canadian widows, within their world view & social structure dimensions. Data were collected in 3 Ontario communities. Some of the findings included: 1) widows received solace from belief in their husband’s spiritual presence; & 2) the grief process did not follow linear stages of grieving. Questions about the categorization of grief expressions are raised. Nursing implications are also discussed.