Sheila Clark, "Mapping Grief: An Active Approach to Grief Resolution," Death Studies 25: 531-548, 2001


The map was created using a stepwise clinical and consultative process. The initial draft was the result of a study of grief, using field methodology (Schatzmann & Strauss, 1973) in individuals attending a support group for persons bereaved through suicide.

Grief phenomena experienced by participants were observed and recorded by the author immediately after each meeting.... Phenomena were drawn as triangles to represent mountains, which were placed under the most relevant sections of a three-part timeline, representing early, middle, and late periods of grieving.

Grief Map