Helping Say Goodbye: Merging Clinical Scholarship with Community ServiceKish, Cheryl P. EdD,RN; Holder, Leta M. EdD, RNHolistic Nursing Practice: April 1996 Clinical Innovation and Scholarship: PDF Only Abstract Clinical scholarship is elusive but involves observation, comparison of what is and what might be, applicability and analysis of appropriate theory-based practice, and passion for the process. The article examines characteristics of clinical scholarship in a clinical practice with a community service mission: facilitation of a support group for parents experiencing perinatal loss. The conceptual framework for this practice arena, Swanson-Kauffman's caring concepts and Yalom's curative factors of group participation, is explored. Practical information about initiating and maintaining an environment of clinical scholarship in a support group practice is provided, with discussion of the appropriateness of support group involvement for this population. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.