Professional Bereavement: A Qualitative Examination of Rehabilitation Counselors in Grief.
This article describes qualitative research related to rehabilitation counselor bereavement. Nine rehabilitation counselors who had experienced the death of a client volunteered to participate in structured interviews. The results were transcribed, analyzed, and found to contain six major themes. The themes were (a) profound impact, (b) self-questioning, (c) need for support, (d) questions regarding etiquette, (e) counselor preparation for the death of a client, and (f) need for self-care. Participants also offered suggestions for rehabilitation educators and administrators of State-Federal vocational rehabilitation programs.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
Davis, Alan; Saladin, Shawn; Hansmann, Sandy; and Velgersdyk, Nicole, "Professional Bereavement: A Qualitative Examination of Rehabilitation Counselors in Grief." (2012). Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications. 49.