Year: 2014 Source: Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal.(2010).32(2):209-227.DOI: 10.1007/s10591-009-9102-x SIEC No: 20140019

A phenomenological case study of a family in which the father committed suicide following incarceration and an adult daughter also committed suicide years later is described. This study used an embedded design to triangulate multiple sources of data (family documents and interviews with survivors) within the study of a single family. Four themes emerged to describe the relational dynamics between the father and adult daughter: (a) Mirroring, (b) Caretaking, (c) Death, and (d) Suicide.

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