Potential Roles for Social Work in Supporting Mourning Practices of Non-Dominant Religious and Cultural Groups in America
Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Alan J. Lipps, Chair
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Malcolm E. Scott
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
This paper will explore the perceived cultural sensitivity/affirmation of mourning ceremonies and rituals of non-dominant population groups by funeral directors serving families in the mountain region of the United States. Specifically, this paper examines the perceived ability of funeral directors and funeral homes to respect, affirm, and honor the mourning rituals and practices of non-dominant religious and spiritual population groups. Additionally, the paper seeks to explore the potential role of social workers in supporting and affirming mourning rituals and practices of non-dominant population groups.
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Bergslien, Stephanie, "Potential Roles for Social Work in Supporting Mourning Practices of Non-Dominant Religious and Cultural Groups in America" (2020). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 285.