Mothers experiences of peer support via an Internet discussion forum after the death of a child

Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 10/17/2011

Content analysis was used to examine the data. Peer support on an Internet discussion forum included giving and receiving emotional, cognitive and community support among bereaved mothers. The Internet discussion forum was a viable alternative to peer support after the death of a child. A strong sense of communality and lasting friendships was formed between the bereaved mothers who had similar experiences.

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