Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bereavement support group for caregivers of older adults who have lost their family members to cancer: A grant proposal
by Barajas, Elizabeth, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 50; 1587258
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to obtain a grant for the development of two bereavement support groups for caregivers who have lost family members due to cancer. The host agency of this program is Special Service for Groups: Sustaining Independent Lives with Vital Empowering Resources (SSGSILVER) located in Los Angeles, California, a community-based organization whose mission is to reduce mental health disparities for vulnerable populations.

An extensive literature review was completed to identify the needs of caregivers and locate a potential funder, the Archstone Foundation. It also revealed that there is a significant link between the bereavement process and the risk of developing mental health issues. If funded, this program would increase resources and support for family caregivers, and alleviate the negative effects of the bereavement process through support groups. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nagai, Chikako
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Pasztor, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Bereavement, Cancer, Caregivers, Grant, Older adults, Support group
Publication Number: 1587258
ISBN: 978-1-321-70933-9
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