Year: 2001 Source: Omega, v.43, no.3, (2001), p.247-258 SIEC No: 20030133

This study investigated the experiences of a small group of people who had participated in professionally led bereavement support groups, with particular emphasis on perceptions of the appropriate timing for initial involvement with a group & the reasons for joining. The results support the need for timely group-based bereavement support. Findings suggest that group interventions are helpful to target individual circumstances, needs, & reactions throughout the process of mourning, & offer direction for future research. (24 refs)