How loved ones express grief after the death of a child by sharing photographs on Facebook
Keskinen, Niina; Kaunonen, Marja; Aho, Anna Liisa (2019)
Aho, Anna Liisa
Taylor & Francis
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Photographs offer a way to preserve the bond to a deceased child, and encourage those who grieve to create stories to share with others. The aim of this study is to capture the thoughts that loved ones want to express when posting photos and captions on a Facebook. The research data was collected from discussion board on Facebook and consisted of 229 photographs and their captions. The loved ones of a deceased child shared photographs and captions to express their emotions about the grieving process, their adjustment to loss, and the importance of memories and thoughts aroused by special days.