Methodological and ethical aspects of evaluation research in bereavement: A reflection

Roberts, Amanda and McGilloway, Sinéad (2011) Methodological and ethical aspects of evaluation research in bereavement: A reflection. Bereavement Care, 20 (1). pp. 21-28. ISSN 0268-2621

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Bereavement services, in common with all health, social care and counselling programmes and interventions, are increasingly required to demonstrate their clinical and cost effectiveness. This paper describes the main ethical and practical issues raised for one service (a hospice-based bereavement support service), and how they were overcome. It offers advice to other organisations and researchers on important aspects of the process, including the need to ensure good relationships with staff and professional supervision and support for the researcher. It also challenges the common view that participation in research may be harmful for bereaved people. Participants in this survey welcomed the chance to talk about their feelings, and to make a contribution to furthering understanding of the bereavement experience.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: To cite this article: Amanda Roberts PhD BA Cert ASSSC & Sinead McGilloway BSSc PhD CPsychol CSci AFBPS (2011) Methodological and ethical aspects of evaluation research in bereavement, Bereavement Care, 30:1, 21-28, DOI: 10.1080/02682621.2011.555243
Keywords: Evaluation; methodology; measures; outcomes; hospice;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Callan Institute
Item ID: 9285
Identification Number: 10.1080/02682621.2011.555243
Depositing User: Dr. Sinéad McGilloway
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 17:13
Journal or Publication Title: Bereavement Care
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes

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