Bereavement experiences

Bereavement experiences

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ACCIDENTAL death, suicide, homicide or death through unknown cause or intent has impacted on many farming families.

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ACCIDENTAL death, suicide, homicide or death through unknown cause or intent has impacted on many farming families.

Every person's experience of bereavement is different, as is the impact of traumatic death within the unique context of farming families' work and lives.

As part of a national effort, Alison Kennedy, National Centre for Farmer Health, is interested in hearing from adult members of farming families who would be willing to share their experiences of the death of someone close to them.

Those closely affected by traumatic death are able to offer insight into occurrence and loss within a farming family context.

Alison's work aims to highlight information that will go towards developing appropriate and acceptable ways to help farming families deal with grief and bereavement following a traumatic loss.

Taking part in the study would mean having a confidential, one-on-one conversation with Alison (either face-to-face, or by phone or email, depending on the style people are most comfortable with) and completing a questionnaire.

For more information phone Alison at the National Centre for Farmer Health on (03) 5551 8587 or leave a message on 0499 752 130 and your call will be followed up, or email akenne31@myune.edu.au

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