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Developing a multicultural viewpoint framework for the providers to comprehend the caregiver's unique grief experiences.

We want to help people from different cultures who live in America. Sometimes they have a hard time getting the right care because they are different from most Americans. We want to learn their understanding of their grief and the cultural factors that influence their grieving process. We want to talk to them and listen to their stories. This way, we can help them trust the doctors and nurses caring for them. We can also help them find more support online. We think this will make them healthier and happier. We also want to show others that having different feelings and beliefs is okay. We hope that by doing this study, we can help the therapists develop a deeper understanding of the grieving experiences and provide culturally appropriate care to their patients.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Participation in this study involves a short conversation (if required) to make sure you are able to take part, an interview that will last around 1 hour, and a follow-up conversation.


$20 for answering screening questionnaire and $30 for taking part in the interview.

Total length of participation:
1 hour 20 mins

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Grieving family member or spouse after the death of a loved person
  • Attended mental health services for one month and diagnosed with Prolonged Grief Disorder.
  • Emotionally attached to the deceased
  • Representing different ethnicities, born and raised in the US.
  • Speak English fluently and can read and write in English and willing to meet on Zoom.

Not eligible if:

  • Participants will be excluded if the bereaved caregivers present with complicated grief, cognitive disorder, or mental conditions

Contact the Team

Visit Location

  •  Vinisha Flavia Dsouza

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Vinisha Flavia Dsouza
School of Nursing

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Chronic Conditions
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Injury/Injury Prevention
Mental and Emotional Health
Minority Health
UNC or UNC Health employees
UNC Students (undergrad, grad, professional)

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