Keeping the balance. The efforts of bereaved siblings prior to their brothers' or sisters' drug related death.
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Original versionLøberg, A. H., Lindeman, S. K., & Lorås, L. (2022). Keeping the balance. The efforts of bereaved siblings prior to their brothers’ or sisters’ drug‐related death. Journal of Family Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12385
The aim of this study is to explore the burdens on siblings prior to their siblings’ deaths. A qualitative approach using reflexive thematic analysis was chosen. Fourteen interviews were conducted. The research question for this study is as follows: What did the bereaved siblings’ efforts consist of while their siblings with problematic substance use were alive? The interviews had a retrospective focus; hence, participants were asked to discuss the time prior to their siblings’ drug-related death. Three different tasks were identified using reflexive thematic analysis: (1) emotional support, (2) social inclusion and (3) practical support. The findings of this study are discussed in relation to homoeostasis. Homoeostasis refers to an understanding of the family as a system in which family rules contribute to maintaining the status quo.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Løberg, A.H., Lindeman, S.K. & Lorås, L. (2022) Keeping the balance. The efforts of bereaved siblings prior to their brothers’ or sisters’ drug-related death. Journal of Family Therapy, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12385. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.