HomeLyceum of the Philippines–Journal of Arts and Sciencesvol. 3 no. 2 (2019)

Mother’s Grief and Loss over Young Adult’s Death: An Explorative Study

Via Maria Zen Parabuac | Franchezca Marie Zarraga | Fernando Garcia | Nelson Tenorio

 

Abstract:

The death of a child is one of life’s greatest tragedies especially when it comes to the side of the mothers because they are the ones who conceived the child. This study explored the grieving process of the bereaved mothers—the effects of the loss and the strategies they used to cope with the feelings of grief. The results were gathered through semi-structured interviews conducted in INA Healing Center. There were four bereaved mothers that served as the participants of the study and the data gathered were analyzed using thematic analysis. Losing a child is an undesirable and devastating occurrence in a mother’s life. However, the researchers found out that after the mothers had worked through their grief brought by the child’s death, they were able to restore their life and become stronger and resilient individuals.