15,342 results match your criteria Bereavement care : for all those who help the bereaved[Journal]


These are the hands that care.

Authors:
Sam Foster

Br J Nurs 2020 May;29(10):585

Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals.

, Chief Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals, considers how leaders can help their staff in times of stress, grief and bereavement during the current pandemic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.10.585DOI Listing

Stillbirth at Term: Grief Theories for Care of Bereaved Women and Families in Intrapartum Settings.

Authors:
Beth Perry Black

J Midwifery Womens Health 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Death in intrapartum settings poses a paradox for providers, whose expertise may be limited in assisting bereaved women and families facing the trauma of stillbirth. Many providers are familiar with Kübler-Ross' stage theory of grief; however, more recent theories augment her early work in care of bereaved persons. Through an evolving case study of a couple for whom pregnancy ends in stillbirth at term, 4 theories of grief-loss of the assumptive world, the dual process model, continuing bonds, and complicated grief-are presented to assist intrapartum care providers toward more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of grief responses not fully explained by simple stage theory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13108DOI Listing

How to verify the death of a patient.

Nurs Stand 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Faculty of Life Science and Education, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales.

When a patient dies, it is important that nurses understand their role in the verification of death. This article explains the steps required to verify the death of an adult patient. Verification of death is not a mechanistic task, but one that requires sensitivity and compassion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.2020.e11561DOI Listing

Physician Associate Students' experience of anatomy dissection.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 25. Epub 2020 May 25.

Physician Associate Program, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

The role of Physician Assistant/Associate (PA) has expanded from its inception in the US over 50 years ago, to European countries including Ireland. While there is an increasing body of evidence exploring the role and training of PAs in clinical settings, there is a scarcity of research exploring PA students' perspectives in relation to their experience of anatomy dissection, or how these experiences may contribute to the development of their core professional identity. Students in the first two cohorts of RCSI's PA program were invited to interviews which solicited them to reflect and report on their own experiences of anatomical dissection during their course. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1984DOI Listing

Mania Following Bereavement: State of the Art and Clinical Evidence.

Front Psychiatry 2020 6;11:366. Epub 2020 May 6.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Bereavement is the state of loss, determined in most of the cases by the death of a close person. It is probably the greatest sorrow that can occur in an individual life. Grief is a normal, healthy response to loss, evolving through stages in the process of mourning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00366DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7218050PMC

Experiences of fathers having faced with termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality.

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod 2020 May 16:101818. Epub 2020 May 16.

Child and adolescent psychiatrist in PUPEA, Psychotherapeutic Centre of Nancy, Laxou, France; APEMAC EA 4360, University of Lorraine, France. Electronic address:

The development of medical ultrasound techniques and progress in prenatal diagnosis allows foetus malformations to be discovered during pregnancy. These outcomes may force parents to be faced with the decision of termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality (TOP). According to the literature, some parents will develop somatic or psychological troubles during and after the TOP, differently depending on sex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogoh.2020.101818DOI Listing

Maternal Bereavement the Year Before or During Pregnancy and Total and Cause-Specific Infant Mortality: A Cohort Study from Denmark and Sweden.

Psychosom Med 2020 May 15. Epub 2020 May 15.

From the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (László), Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (Johansson, Cnattingius), NHC Key Laboratory of Reproduction Regulation, Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Miao, Yuan); and Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (Li, Olsen).

Objective: We analyzed associations between maternal bereavement the year before or during pregnancy and total and cause-specific infant mortality (IM).

Methods: We studied live singleton births from the Danish (1978-2008) and Swedish Medical Birth Registers (1973-2006) (N=5,114,246). Information on maternal sociodemographic, pregnancy- and health-related factors and death of family members were obtained from nationwide registers. Read More

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Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for predicting the indirect health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 May 18. Epub 2020 May 18.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, 06510.

Beyond their immediate effects on mortality, disasters have widespread, indirect impacts on mental and physical well-being by exposing survivors to stress and potential trauma. Identifying the disaster-related stressors that predict health adversity will help officials prepare for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Using data from a prospective study of young, low-income mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina, we find that bereavement, fearing for loved ones' well-being, and lacking access to medical care and medications predict adverse mental and physical health 1 y postdisaster, and some effects persist 12 y later. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2006706117DOI Listing

Bereavement in the Time of Coronavirus: Unprecedented Challenges Demand Novel Interventions.

J Aging Soc Policy 2020 May 18:1-7. Epub 2020 May 18.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

COVID-19 fatalities exemplify "bad deaths" and are distinguished by physical discomfort, difficulty breathing, social isolation, psychological distress, and care that may be discordant with the patient's preferences. Each of these death attributes is a well-documented correlate of bereaved survivors' symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger. Yet the grief experienced by survivors of COVID-related deaths is compounded by the erosion of coping resources like social support, contemporaneous stressors including social isolation, financial precarity, uncertainty about the future, lack of routine, and the loss of face-to-face mourning rituals that provide a sense of community and uplift. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2020.1764320DOI Listing

A qualitative systematic review of the needs of bereaved parents as they journey through the death of their child to cancer.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2020 May 18:1-21. Epub 2020 May 18.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

This systematic review will examine the social support needs of bereaved parents in the specific context of pediatric cancer by synthesizing the qualitative evidence. Social support encompasses emotional, practical, informational, and meaning-making support needs. The Joanna Briggs Institute procedures for conducting qualitative systematic reviews guided every stage of this review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2020.1762822DOI Listing

The impacts and effectiveness of support for people bereaved through advanced illness: A systematic review and thematic synthesis.

Palliat Med 2020 May 18:269216320920533. Epub 2020 May 18.

Marie Curie Research Centre, Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Background: Bereavement support is a key component of palliative care, with different types of support recommended according to need. Previous reviews have typically focused on specialised interventions and have not considered more generic forms of support, drawing on different research methodologies.

Aim: To review the quantitative and qualitative evidence on the effectiveness and impact of interventions and services providing support for adults bereaved through advanced illness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216320920533DOI Listing

Supporting adults bereaved through COVID-19: a rapid review of the impact of previous pandemics on grief and bereavement.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2020 May 13. Epub 2020 May 13.

International Observatory on End of Life Care, University of Lancaster, UK.

The global COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a major impact on the experience of death, dying and bereavement. This study aimed to review and synthesise learning from previous literature focused on the impact on grief and bereavement during other infectious disease outbreaks. We conducted a rapid scoping review according to the principles of the Joanna Briggs Institute and analysed qualitative data using thematic synthesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.05.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7228694PMC

Rural Perinatal Loss: A Needs Assessment.

Omega (Westport) 2020 May 15:30222820926296. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Thanatology, Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.

The purpose of this research was to ascertain the availability and depth of services of bereavement care for mothers who live rurally. The specific focus is on those who experienced early losses including pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal, and young children who were born with fetal anomalies or neonatal disease that resulted in death. The convenience (nonprobability) sample originated from a population of mothers who lived in rural east central Minnesota. Read More

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Death, loss and community-Perspectives from children, their parents and older adults on intergenerational community-based arts initiatives in Sweden.

Health Soc Care Community 2020 May 15. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Studio DöBra is a community-based initiative in which children (9 y/o) and older adults (mostly 80+) engaged with topics related to dying, death and loss through shared arts activities (e.g. collage, sculpture, games). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13014DOI Listing

Traumatic childhood events of parents enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

Wellcome Open Res 2020 8;5:65. Epub 2020 Apr 8.

Centre for Academic Child Health, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2BN, UK.

: Early life experiences can have a significant impact on an individual's later behaviour, the way they view the world, their beliefs and their success at forming strong interpersonal relationships. These factors may subsequently influence the way that the individual may parent their children, which in turn may have an effect on their child's behaviour, mental health and world view. Research has linked early traumatic life experiences in the parent's childhood to disorganised attachment to their own child. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15804.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7199499PMC

What Does Resilience Signify? An Evaluation of Concepts and Directions for Future Research.

Authors:
Frank J Infurna

Gerontology 2020 May 14:1-9. Epub 2020 May 14.

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA,

Throughout the life course, individuals are confronted with adversities that challenge their ability to live the life they imagined. Adversities that are the most prominently studied and shown to bring about the most serious consequences for adjustment across the adult lifespan include job loss, disease and disability onset, and spousal and child bereavement. However, not all individuals show sustained declines to adversity; some are able to bounce back. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000507365DOI Listing

Perceptions of the cancer care left undone in primary and community services: A mixed methods evaluation.

Health Soc Care Community 2020 May 13. Epub 2020 May 13.

London South Bank University, London, UK.

Primary and community care in the United Kingdom are under increasing workforce and time pressures. How these pressures affect the delivery of cancer care has rarely been explored. This service evaluation aimed to elucidate some of the views of the workforce in this sector of what work in cancer care is left undone, and what they would like to be able to offer more of. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13022DOI Listing

A qualitative meta-synthesis investigating the experiences of the patient's family when treatment is withdrawn in the intensive care unit.

J Adv Nurs 2020 May 13. Epub 2020 May 13.

St Vincent's Health Australia Sydney, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne & Australian Catholic University Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Aim: To synthesise qualitative studies of patients' families' experiences and perceptions of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit when life-sustaining treatments are withdrawn.

Design: Qualitative meta-synthesis DATA SOURCES: Comprehensive search of 18 electronic databases for qualitative studies published between January 2005 - February 2019.

Review Method: Meta-aggregation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.14416DOI Listing

Chief Nurse Executives involuntary turnover in times of health care reforms: Findings from an interpretative phenomenology study.

Health Serv Manage Res 2020 May 13:951484820923923. Epub 2020 May 13.

University of Udine, Udine, Italy.

In recent years, due to several health care system reforms in different countries, an increased involuntary turnover rate of Chief Nurse Executives has been reported around the World. However, no data on their perceived experience of their dismissal have been documented up to now in the European context. Describing the experience of involuntarily dismissed Chief Nurse Executives was the main aim of this interpretative phenomenological study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0951484820923923DOI Listing

Bereavement Care in the Adult Intensive Care Unit: Directions for Practice.

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 2020 Jun 24;32(2):281-294. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, USA.

Bereavement support is recommended as part of family-centered care in critical care settings. This literature review describes the impact on a family after the death of a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) and how bereavement services could help. Potential components of a bereavement program are explored, including tangible contents (eg, bereavement brochure, sympathy card, memory making), family preferences, and optimal timing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnc.2020.02.009DOI Listing

How psychosocial interventions meet the needs of children of parents with cancer: A review and critical evaluation.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2020 May 13:e13237. Epub 2020 May 13.

Brightwater Research Centre, Brightwater Care Group, Osborne Park, WA, Australia.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate how psychosocial interventions for children aged 0-18 years of a parent with cancer meet their needs, using key needs as consumer-based "standards."

Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted. Fifteen interventions met inclusion criteria and were assessed against six key needs identified by Ellis et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13237DOI Listing

Prolonged Grief Disorder and Positive Affect Improved by Chinese Brush Painting Group in Bereaved Parents: A Pilot Study.

J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2020 May 12:1-17. Epub 2020 May 12.

Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Traditional Chinese art practices such as brush painting and calligraphy are thought to promote self-development through holistically engaging both physical and mental health. This pilot study investigated the beneficial effects of a community-based self-help group incorporating Chinese art practices as a culturally adapted bereavement intervention. Twenty-six Chinese parents aged over 49 years and who had lost their only child participated in a 20-session Chinese brush painting group over a 6-month period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2020.1749923DOI Listing

Maximising engagement and participation of intellectual disability staff in research: Insights from conducting a UK-wide survey.

J Intellect Disabil 2020 May 12:1744629520924141. Epub 2020 May 12.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London, UK.

Aim: This article explores ways of maximising engagement of intellectual disability staff as research participants, research advisers and research implementers.

Method: The authors describe and reflect on a three-phased strategy in recruiting front-line staff ( = 690) working for intellectual disability service providers ( = 25) to participate in a UK-wide anonymous online survey about death, dying and bereavement.

Results: Important elements in engaging participants were: involving stakeholders at all stages of the research process, which includes: building relationships with participating organisations; enlisting organisational management support at all levels; an attractive and well laid-out collection tool; a well-structured recruitment strategy; time and flexibility; and a varied and targeted dissemination strategy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629520924141DOI Listing

How Do Drug-Death-Bereaved Parents Adjust to Life Without the Deceased? A Qualitative Study.

Omega (Westport) 2020 May 9:30222820923168. Epub 2020 May 9.

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.

Knowledge about how bereaved persons grieve can enhance quality in providing the support and potential services that they need. We aimed to identify ways in which drug-death-bereaved Norwegian parents go on with their lives and what inhibits or promotes adaptation during their grieving. Reflexive thematic analysis was used to analyze 14 semistructured in-depth interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0030222820923168DOI Listing

Caring for bereaved family members during the COVID-19 pandemic: before and after the death of a patient.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2020 May 6. Epub 2020 May 6.

Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.

Bereavement care is considered an integral component of quality end-of-life care endorsed by the palliative care movement. However, few hospitals and health care institutions offer universal bereavement care to all families of patients who die. The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this gap and created a sense of urgency, from a public health perspective, for institutions to provide support to bereaved family members. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.05.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7204689PMC

Implementation of a Perinatal Hospice Program.

Adv Neonatal Care 2020 Jun;20(3):223-228

Neonatology, Nebraska Medicine, Omaha (Dr Falke); School of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (Drs Falke and Rubarth); and NNP Coordinator, Creighton University, College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska (Dr Rubarth).

Background: In 2017, the Nebraska Unicameral passed legislative bill 506, which required physicians to inform patients carrying fetuses diagnosed with a life-limiting anomaly of the option to enroll in a comprehensive perinatal hospice program. The bill also required the Department of Health & Human Services to provide information about statewide hospice programs. Families enrolled in hospice programs are better prepared for the birth and death of their child. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ANC.0000000000000755DOI Listing

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables": Disenfranchisement by Association.

Omega (Westport) 2020 May 7:30222820925365. Epub 2020 May 7.

School of Social Work, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel.

The rise in research publications over the last few decades about disenfranchised grief has deepened our understanding of this field. Importantly, it raises awareness and validates human experiences of bereavement, which are often socially ignored, muted, and stigmatized. However, while researchers in the field actively engage in the task of "enfranchisement," as they present their work at scientific conferences, they might experience what we term in the academic sphere. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0030222820925365DOI Listing

"Everybody in this community is at risk of dying": An ethnographic exploration on the potential of integrating a palliative approach to care among workers in inner-city settings.

Palliat Support Care 2020 May 7:1-6. Epub 2020 May 7.

Victoria Hospice, Education and Research, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Objective: At the end of life, the need for care increases. Yet, for structurally vulnerable populations (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951520000280DOI Listing

Education priorities for voluntary organisations supporting parents experiencing perinatal loss: a Delphi survey.

Int J Palliat Nurs 2020 Apr;26(4):156-166

Pregnancy Loss Research Group, Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Background: There is a reliance on voluntary organisations in healthcare. Education is necessary to keep up-to-date with best practice. The authors' aim was to identify education priorities of voluntary organisations that support parents who experience pregnancy/perinatal loss, to inform the development of an education day. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.4.156DOI Listing

Bereavement support on the frontline of COVID-19: Recommendations for hospital clinicians.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2020 May 3. Epub 2020 May 3.

Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King's College London, UK.

Deaths due to COVID-19 are associated with risk factors which can lead to prolonged grief disorder, post-traumatic stress and other poor bereavement outcomes among relatives, as well as moral injury and distress in frontline staff. Here we review relevant research evidence, and provide evidence-based recommendations and resources for hospital clinicians to mitigate poor bereavement outcomes and support staff. For relatives, bereavement risk factors include dying in an intensive care unit, severe breathlessness, patient isolation or restricted access, significant patient and family emotional distress, and disruption to relatives' social support networks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7196538PMC

Predictors of pain in general ageing populations: results from a multi-country analysis based on ATHLOS harmonized database.

J Headache Pain 2020 May 6;21(1):45. Epub 2020 May 6.

National Research Council, Neuroscience Institute, Padova, Italy.

Background: Pain is a common symptom, often associated with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, and experienced especially by females and by older people, and with increasing trends in general populations. Different risk factors for pain have been identified, but generally from studies with limited samples and a limited number of candidate predictors. The aim of this study is to evaluate the predictors of pain from a large set of variables and respondents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s10194-020-01116-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7201730PMC

Do Coping Strategies Differentially Mediate the Relationship Between Emotional Closeness and Complicated Grief and Depression?

Omega (Westport) 2020 May 6:30222820923454. Epub 2020 May 6.

Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, United States.

Although complicated grief (CG) following the death of a loved one has traditionally been viewed as avoidance-driven, recent research implicates approach behavior. Researchers have investigated how coping styles predict CG; however, emotional closeness remains unexamined. This study investigated the differential relationship of approach- and avoidance-focused coping on CG and depressive symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0030222820923454DOI Listing

The unequal distribution of sibling and parent deaths by race and its effect on attaining a college degree.

Ann Epidemiol 2020 May 3;45:76-82.e1. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Purpose: Examine (1) the distribution of experiencing the death of a parent or sibling (family death) by race/ethnicity and (2) how a family death affects attaining a college degree.

Methods: Participants (n = 8984) were from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 aged 13-17 at baseline in 1997 and 29-32 in 2013. We examined the prevalence of family deaths by age group and race/ethnicity and used covariate-adjusted logistic regression to assess the relationship between a family death and college degree attainment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.03.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7245560PMC

A qualitative analysis of psychosocial needs and support impacts in families affected by young sudden cardiac death: The role of community and peer support.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2020 May 5:1474515120922347. Epub 2020 May 5.

Department of Psychology, Kingston University London, UK.

Background: Young sudden cardiac death (YSCD), often occurring in previously healthy individuals, is a tragic event with devastating impact on affected families, who are at heightened risk of posttraumatic stress and prolonged grief and may themselves be at risk of YSCD. Previous research suggests that surviving family members' psychosocial support needs are often unmet.

Purpose: This study sought to identify how YSCD-affected families experience dedicated community and peer support in light of their psychosocial support needs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474515120922347DOI Listing

Grief and Bereavement in Parents After the Death of a Child in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Children (Basel) 2020 May 1;7(5). Epub 2020 May 1.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, Memphis, TN 38105, USA.

While great strides have been made in improving childhood mortality, millions of children die each year with significant health-related suffering. More than 98% of these children live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Efforts have been made to increase access to pediatric palliative care (PPC) services to address this suffering in LMICs through policy measures, educational initiatives, and access to essential medicines. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/children7050039DOI Listing

How do older adults understand and manage distress? A qualitative study.

BMC Fam Pract 2020 May 4;21(1):77. Epub 2020 May 4.

School of Primary, Community and Social Care, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK.

Background: Distress is an expected emotional response to a negative life event. Experiences common in later life may trigger distress such as bereavement or loss of physical mobility. Distress is considered to be distinct to anxiety and/or depression and is not diagnostically labelled as a mental health problem. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01152-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7199345PMC

Cremation and Grief: Are Ways of Commemorating the Dead Related to Adjustment Over Time?

Omega (Westport) 2020 May 3:30222820919253. Epub 2020 May 3.

DignityUK, Sutton Coldfield, UK.

Funeral services are known to serve multiple functions for bereaved persons. There is also a common, intuitively reasonable assumption of positive associations between engaging in funeral activities and adjustment to bereavement. We examined whether restricting ceremonial cremation arrangements to a minimum has a negative association with grief over time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0030222820919253DOI Listing

EXPERIENCIAS Y PROCESO DE DUELO ENTRE PROFESIONALES DE ENFERMERÍA ONCOLÓGICA PEDIÁTRICA: EXPERIENCES AND GRIEVING PROCESS AMONG PEDIATRIC CANCER NURSES.

Rev Puertorriquena Psicol 2019 Jul-Dec;30(2):290-306

Florida International University, Miami, Estados Unidos de América.

Explore how nursing professionals handle the death of a pediatric patient with cancer under their care and identify needs that they face in the workplace. An exploratory qualitative design was used, under the phenomenological framework and the Model of Information, Motivation and Behavioral Skills (IMHB). The data was obtained through semi-structured interviews with a sample of ten pediatric oncology nursing professionals. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7195809PMC

The Transition From Spousal Caregiver to Widowhood: Quantitative Findings of a Mixed-Methods Study.

J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc 2020 May 4:1078390320917751. Epub 2020 May 4.

Mitzi M. Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, USA.

The number of persons diagnosed with dementia is projected to triple to 14 million by 2050. The significance of these projections is particularly relevant to older women (>65 years), who are more likely to provide dementia caregiving for a husband than vice versa. Research has identified consistent themes around the impact of caregiving during the caregiving experience, yet there is limited research exploring the ongoing impact during the transition to widowhood. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078390320917751DOI Listing

Healing the hearts of bereaved parents: Impact of legacy artwork on grief in pediatric oncology.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2020 Apr 30. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Children's Hospital of Orange County, Department of Pediatric Psychology; Orange, CA.

Context: Approximately 12% of children with cancer will not survive, representing a devastating loss for parents. Strategies to improve parental coping and grief have been understudied. Although legacy-making is frequently offered as standard care to children with terminal illness and their families, these interventions have received little empirical attention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.018DOI Listing

[Assessing Complicated Grief: A Systematic Literature Review].

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 2020 Apr 30. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Medizinische Klinik V, Internistische Onkologie und Palliativmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg, Standort Gießen.

Objective: To give an overview of English and German speaking bereavement measurements for difficulties in the grieving process and complicated grief.

Method: Systematic literature review.

Results: 22 measures were identified. Read More

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Mental Health in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency-The Italian Response.

JAMA Psychiatry 2020 Apr 30. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction, ASST Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Importance: This article briefly reports the experience of mental health services and the lessons learned during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. In particular, this report offers opportunities to build on experience gained in managing the COVID-19 emergency in the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHAs) in Lombardy, the wealthiest Italian region, which has approximately 10 million inhabitants.

Observations: Italy has a National Mental Health System divided into 134 DMHAs, 27 of which are in Lombardy. Read More

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Supporting families in end-of-life care and bereavement in the COVID-19 era.

Int Psychogeriatr 2020 Apr 30:1-4. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, UCL, LondonW1T 7NF, UK.

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Creating evidence: Findings from a grounded theory of memory-making in neonatal bereavement care in Australia.

J Pediatr Nurs 2020 Apr 25;53:29-35. Epub 2020 Apr 25.

Department of Social Work, Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne, 3010, Victoria, Australia.

Purpose: Perinatal and neonatal palliative care guidelines recommend the provision of photographs and other mementos as an element of care for parents bereaved by neonatal loss. However, little is known about parents' perceptions of such bereavement interventions. This study explored the significance of memory-making for bereaved parents and the impact of memory-making on parents' experience of loss following neonatal loss. Read More

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"It Made Me More Human": Existential Journeys of Family Caregivers from Prognosis Notification Until after the Death of a Loved One.

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Mélanie Vachon

J Palliat Med 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

An essential component of palliative care (PC) is providing psychological and existential support to the family caregivers. However, there is scant research on the existential journeys of family caregivers throughout the disease trajectory and beyond. This study aimed to obtain a deep understanding of the existential journeys of family caregivers from prognosis notification until after the death. Read More

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