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A qualitative descriptive analysis of nurses' perceptions of hospice care for deceased children following organ donation in hospice cool rooms.

Int J Palliat Nurs 2019 Apr;25(4):166-175

Practice Educator, Martin House Children's Hospice, Wetherby, UK.

Background: Following organ donation, bodies of children are generally cared for in hospital mortuaries or by funeral directors, and their families are offered little routine bereavement support. A partnership between an organ donation nursing team and regional children's hospice trialled an initiative where families were offered bereavement support from the hospice, and their child's body was cared for in a 'cool room' after death. Hospice services are usually restricted to children with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.4.166DOI Listing
April 2019
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Equal palliative care for patients with COPD? A nationwide register study.

Ups J Med Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

g Department of Research and Development , Region Halland , Sweden.

Background: Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-limiting disease with a significant symptom burden, the patients are more often referred to nursing homes (NH), than to specialist palliative care (SPC) at the end of life (EOL). This study aimed to compare patients with COPD in SPC with those in NH and to compare the care provided.

Methods: A national register study was carried out where the Swedish National Airway Register and the Swedish Register of Palliative Care were merged. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2019.1586803DOI Listing

Trajectories of grief: Comparing symptoms from the DSM-5 and ICD-11 diagnoses.

Depress Anxiety 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Background: Diagnostic criteria for prolonged grief have appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-5; persistent complex bereavement disorder, PCBD) and in the ICD-11 (prolonged grief disorder, PGD), and the question of which diagnosis is most clinically useful has been hotly debated. This study provides the first longitudinal comparison of PCBD and PGD in their ability to capture symptom change over time and their relation to long-term outcomes.

Methods: A community sample was recruited consisting of 282 individuals who had recently lost a spouse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.22902DOI Listing

National registry for sudden unexpected deaths of infants and children in England: why do we need one and do families want one?

Arch Dis Child 2019 Apr 20. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

The sudden and unexpected death of an infant or child is devastating. An inability to explain why an infant or child died is difficult to accept for both families and professionals. No reliable national dataset exists to estimate precisely how many infants and children die unexpectedly each year in England. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-316542DOI Listing
April 2019
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Voices of the unheard: A qualitative survey exploring bereaved parents experiences of stillbirth stigma.

Women Birth 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

University of South Australia, School of Nursing and Midwifery, City East Campus, 108 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5001, Australia.

Background: Every year, 2.6 million babies are stillborn worldwide. Despite these figures, stillbirth remains a relatively ignored public health issue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.03.002DOI Listing

Evaluation of a guided internet-based self-help intervention for older adults after spousal bereavement or separation/divorce: A randomised controlled trial.

J Affect Disord 2019 Apr 8;252:440-449. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

University of Bern, Department of Psychology, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Background: While several internet interventions target severe prolonged grief symptoms after bereavement, no randomised controlled trial investigated interventions for prolonged grief after separation/divorce.

Methods: This randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a guided internet-based self-help intervention for prolonged grief symptoms after spousal bereavement or separation/divorce compared to a wait-list control group. Furthermore, we analysed whether the intervention was also efficacious for participants with milder grief symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.008DOI Listing

Investigating associations between pain and complicated grief symptoms in bereaved Japanese older adults.

Aging Ment Health 2019 Apr 19:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

a Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging , Hunter College of the City University of New York , New York , New York , USA.

Objectives: About 10% of those who lose a loved one in hospice or palliative care settings will experience a mental health condition characterized by severe, prolonged grief responses. Criteria for this condition have evolved; we refer to this condition as Complicated Grief (CG) because it is one of the more common names. While there are some indications of associations between CG and poor physical health, explorations of the association between CG and pain is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1594166DOI Listing

Preloss Psychosocial Resources Predict Depressive-Symptom Trajectories among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Caregivers in their First Two Years of Bereavement.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung; School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Context: Postloss depressive-symptom trajectories are heterogeneous and predicted by preloss psychosocial resources, but this evidence was from one old study on terminal cancer patients' caregivers for whom these issues are highly relevant.

Objectives: To identify depressive-symptom trajectories among cancer patients' bereaved caregivers and examine if they are predicted by preloss psychosocial resources while considering caregiving burden.

Methods: Preloss psychosocial resources (sense of coherence [SOC] and social support) were measured among 282 caregivers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.003DOI Listing
April 2019
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Response to spousal death according to faith in traditional Chinese culture among older Chinese: Moderation by occupation.

Authors:
Haimin Pan

Health Soc Care Community 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

This study aims to enrich the knowledge of the effects of traditional Chinese culture on bereavement outcomes among older Chinese, and to examine the moderating role of occupation in the relationship between traditional culture and bereavement outcomes. A sample of 352 older Chinese in widowhood was interviewed by quota sampling. A scale of faith in traditional Chinese culture was developed and confirmed by factor analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12763DOI Listing

Informal Caregivers' Perceptions of Needs From Hospice Providers: An Integrative Review.

Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2019 Apr 16:1049909119842365. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1 College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Introduction: In the United States, informal caregivers (ICs) provide care to over 70% of patients at the end of life. Approximately 500 000 ICs contribute to the end-of-life care for patients in the United Kingdom. Hospice care is expanding worldwide to meet the needs of these ICs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909119842365DOI Listing

Prolonged grief disorder among asylum seekers in Germany: the influence of losses and residence status.

Eur J Psychotraumatol 2019 29;10(1):1591330. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Psychology, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, D-Eichstaett, Germany.

: Besides the high exposure to traumatic events, many refugees to Europe experienced tremendous interpersonal losses. : The aim of this study was to investigate the rate and potential risk factors of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) in recently fled asylum seekers who lived in collective accommodations in Germany. : Three groups of asylum seekers from different countries ( = 99) completed the Traumatic Grief Inventory Self-Report Version (TGI-SR), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-5 (PCL-5), and Patient Health Questionnaire depression module (PHQ-9). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.1591330DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6450486PMC
March 2019
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Effectiveness of a Cancer Bereavement Therapeutic Group.

J Loss Trauma 2019 Jan;23(7):574-587

The Loss Foundation, London, UK.

This study examined the effectiveness of a novel cancer bereavement group. Twenty-seven participants attended a sixsession cancer bereavement therapeutic group. Data were collected at baseline, intervention completion, and three-month follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2018.1518772DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6461201PMC
January 2019
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Spiritual Care at the End of Life: Does Educational Intervention Focused on a Broad Definition of Spirituality Increase Utilization of Chaplain Spiritual Support in Hospice?

J Palliat Med 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

1 Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice, Mankato, Minnesota.

Background: Research shows that religion and spirituality are important when persons cope with serious and life-threatening illness. Patients who receive good spiritual care report greater quality of life and better coping, and such support is strongly associated with greater well-being, hope, optimism, and reduction of despair at end of life. Despite these benefits, evidence shows that many patients and caregivers (P/C) refuse spiritual care when a hospice team offers it, possibly resulting in unnecessary suffering. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2018.0579DOI Listing

Sex differences in executive functioning and latent herpesvirus reactivation among bereaved and non-bereaved individuals.

Stress Health 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Psychology, Rice University.

The death of a spouse is a highly stressful event. Better executive functioning has been shown to benefit men to a greater degree than women during stress. We evaluated potential sex differences in stress and immune dysregulation among control and bereaved participants who completed a self-report measure of perceived stress, neuropsychological measures of inhibition and updating/monitoring of information in working memory, and a blood draw to measure Epstein - Barr virus (EBV) antibody titers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smi.2867DOI Listing

Participation in Online Research Examining End-of-Life Experiences: Is It Beneficial, Burdensome, or Both for Parents Bereaved by Childhood Cancer?

J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 2019 May/Jun;36(3):170-177

1 National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

It is important for the health care community to understand the impact of a child's death on parent functioning. Yet involving bereaved parents in research that enquires about such a stressful time in their life can potentially bring harm to them. The current study examines the perceived benefit and burden of parents participating in a survey exploring their perceptions of their child's end-of-life (EoL) and bereavement experiences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1043454219836963DOI Listing

Retraction notice to "How many bereaved people hallucinate about their loved one? A systematic review and meta-analysis of bereavement hallucinations" [JAD 243C (2018) 463-476].

J Affect Disord 2019 05;250:447

The Aarhus Bereavement Research Unit, Aarhus University, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Bartholins Alle 9, DK - 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.02.067DOI Listing

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the "Five Stages" Model in a Sampling of Recent Textbooks Published in 10 Countries Outside the United States.

Authors:
Charles A Corr

Omega (Westport) 2019 Apr 11:30222819840476. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

1 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, USA.

A previous article in this journal examined some aspects of the enduring influence of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's "five stages" model through a sampling of recent American textbooks in selected academic disciplines and professional fields. This article offers a parallel sampling of 47 textbooks published in 10 different countries outside the United States. The questions to be answered are as follows: Does the "five stages" model appear without significant change in the textbooks described here? Is the "five stages" model applied in these textbooks to issues involving loss, grief, and bereavement as well as to those involving terminal illness and dying? Is the "five stages" model criticized in some or all of these textbooks? If so, is the criticism sufficient to argue that, while the "five stages" model might be presented as an important historical framework, it should no longer be regarded as a sound theory to guide contemporary education and practice? Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0030222819840476DOI Listing

Socio-economic correlates of bereavement among women - Examining the differentials on social axes.

Indian J Med Res 2018 Dec;148(Supplement):S27-S37

Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Death, disease and disaster can inflict anyone, anywhere and at any time. While occurrence of such an event could be absolved of any selective strike, the outcome reflects otherwise. Historical deprivations experienced by certain populations have caused more bereavement and sorrow to them than those who have experienced lesser or no deprivation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_779_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6469374PMC
December 2018
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A Network Approach to Understanding Quality of Life Impairments in Prolonged Grief Disorder.

J Trauma Stress 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Prolonged grief (PGD) is a potentially debilitating consequence of bereavement that is experienced by 7%-10% of bereaved individuals. In recent years, PGD has been the focus of increasing interest as it is associated with a range of significant negative physical and mental health outcomes. To date, however, there is little understanding of how impairment is associated with individual PGD symptom interactions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.22383DOI Listing
April 2019
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Near-death experiences in medicine.

Authors:
Jonathan Kopel

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2019 Jan 11;32(1):163-164. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockTexas.

Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been a source of controversy within academia and the public. NDEs occur in 10% to 20% of patients who have come close to death and consist of vivid, subjective experiences that occur during life-threatening emergencies. Specifically, NDEs include out-of-body experiences, pleasant feelings, seeing deceased relatives, a life review, or a conscious return into the body. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08998280.2018.1542478DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6442886PMC
January 2019
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Longitudinal examination of emotional functioning in older adults after spousal bereavement.

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam Public Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Objectives: This study examined trajectories of emotional functioning in three domains (depressive symptoms, emotional and social loneliness) for individuals who experienced spousal bereavement, and investigated cross-domain adaptation. We hypothesized that emotional difficulties after bereavement would be more detectable in emotional loneliness than depressive symptoms or social loneliness.

Method: Using latent class growth analysis, we modelled changes in depressive symptoms, emotional loneliness and social loneliness from 12 years pre- to 12 years post-bereavement on data from 686 older adults to identify trajectories indicating adaptive and maladaptive functioning in each domain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbz039DOI Listing
April 2019
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A Systematic Review of the Association Between Bereavement and Biomarkers of Immune Function.

Psychosom Med 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Psychology, University of Arizona.

Objective: Bereavement is associated with increased risk for morbidity and all-cause mortality across epidemiological, meta-analytic and case-control studies. The body of research examining the association between bereavement and immune function, beginning in 1977, has yet to be reviewed. The current systematic review clarifies these findings, identifies limitations of the diverse literature, and suggests a model and directions for future research. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000693DOI Listing
April 2019
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Death of a close friend: Short and long-term impacts on physical, psychological and social well-being.

PLoS One 2019 4;14(4):e0214838. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

ANU Medical School, Academic Unit of General Practice, The Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT, Australia.

This paper reports the impact of a major life event-death-on the physical, psychological and social well-being of the deceased's close friends. We utilised data from a large longitudinal survey covering a period of 14 years (2002-2015) consisting a cohort of 26,515 individuals in Australia, of whom 9,586 had experienced the death of at least one close friend. This longitudinal cohort dataset comprises responses to the SF-36 (health related quality of life measure) and allowed for analysis of the short and longer-term impacts of bereavement. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214838PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448887PMC
April 2019
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Scoping Review of Memory Making in Bereavement Care for Parents After the Death of a Newborn.

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Objective: To summarize and synthesize extant literature on memory making in bereavement care for parents who experience the death of a newborn and to identify opportunities for future research.

Data Sources: We conducted a systematic search of four health-related databases (MEDLINE Complete, CINAHL Complete, Embase, and PsychINFO) for original research in January 2019. We then conducted a manual search of the reference lists of all included articles and a citation search via Scopus. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S08842175193001
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2019.02.001DOI Listing
April 2019
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Loss of relationship: a qualitative study of families and healthcare providers after patient death and home-based palliative care ends.

Ann Palliat Med 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Home-based palliative care is care of the patient in their home, while doctors and other healthcare providers (HCPs) make visits as required. Family involvement naturally cultivates a relationship between HCPs and the family. Once the patient dies and home-based palliative care ends, this relationship is abruptly terminated, which may be challenging to both the family and the HCPs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/apm.2019.03.01DOI Listing
April 2019
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Forensic aspects of communication with the patient and bereaved persons in out-of-hospital practice.

Soud Lek 2019 ;64(1):5-8

It is not easy to characterize a problem patient or bereaved relatives because identifying a patient or his bereaved family as a “problem” is not considered quite ethical. The approached emergency medical service employees and coroner service physicians were asked to complete a specific targeted anonymous survey. 100 % of survey questionnaires were returned. Read More

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April 2019
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Cultural Context in DSM Diagnosis: An American Indian Case Illustration of Contradictory Trends.

Transcult Psychiatry 2019 Apr 2:1363461519832473. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Harvard University.

Recent revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM) increasingly acknowledge the importance of cultural context for the diagnosis of mental illness. However, these same revisions include evolving diagnostic criteria that simultaneously decontextualize particular disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a result, the DSM reflects a contradictory role for context in psychiatric diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363461519832473DOI Listing
April 2019
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Information needs of bereaved families following fatal work incidents.

Death Stud 2019 Apr 2:1-12. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

a Work and Health Research Team, Faculty of Health Sciences , The University of Sydney , Lidcombe , Australia.

The sudden and unexpected nature of fatal work incidents can leave family members with a strong need to know how and why the worker died. Forty Australian family members were interviewed to identify the information sought following fatal work incidents and explore the factors enhancing or impairing satisfaction with the account of the death. Findings demonstrated that employers tended to divert responsibility to the worker, to mask underlying systemic failures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2019.1586792DOI Listing
April 2019
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Locked-in your heart-shaped box: Familial-role and attachment orientation as predictors of grief in prolonged disorders of consciousness vs. death.

Death Stud 2019 Apr 2:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

c Respiratory Rehabilitation Division , Reut Medical-Rehabilitation Center , Tel-Aviv-Yafo , Israel.

Death or prolonged disorders of consciousness (DOC) of a loved one are both considered relational-losses that severely disrupt attachment-bonds. Grief in both conditions was compared by exploring the impact of familial-role and attachment-orientation. In DOC, caregivers' grief was found significantly intensified relative to Death. Read More

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Post-traumatic stress disorder and its risk factors in bereaved Tibetan adolescents 3 years after the 2010 Yushu earthquake, a cross-sectional study in China.

Arch Psychiatr Nurs 2019 04 22;33(2):149-154. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

West China School of Nursing/West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guoxue Xiang Street, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study examined the incidence of symptomatological post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in bereaved Tibetan adolescents 3 years after the 2010 Yushu earthquake, then to identify possible and relational risk factors of PTSD by a cross-sectional study.

Methods: A total of 867 bereaved Tibetan adolescents seriously impacted by the 2010 earthquake were investigated. Symptomatological PTSD was evaluated by the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2018.11.010DOI Listing
April 2019
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Lived Experience of Grieving of Thai Buddhist Husbands Who Had Lost Their Wives From Critical Illness.

J Nurs Scholarsh 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan.

Purpose: To describe the meanings of the lived experiences of grieving of Thai Buddhist husbands who had lost their wives from critical illnesses.

Design: Hermeneutic phenomenological approach using van Manen's concepts. Seven husbands from southern Thailand who met the inclusion criteria participated in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12477DOI Listing

Factors that influence the health of older widows and widowers-A systematic review of quantitative research.

Nurs Open 2019 Apr 26;6(2):591-611. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Centre for Women's, Family and Child Health, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences University of South-Eastern Norway Kongsberg Norway.

Aim: To examine factors that influence the health of older widows and widowers. The review question was: What is the evidence of the relationship between widowhood and health in older adults?

Design: Systematic review.

Data Sources: Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, Medline (Ovid) and PubMed were searched for articles published between January 2013-December 2017. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nop2.243
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nop2.243DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419130PMC
April 2019
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[The influence of types of living alone on 2-year health changes according to elderly adults' marital status: Based on the Comprehensive Regional Studies for Preventing Isolation of the Elderly Who Live in Metropolitan Area (CAPITAL Study)].

Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 2019 ;66(3):129-137

Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.

Objectives The aim of this research is to classify elderly adults who live alone by their marital status type and to clarify how those types affect their higher-level functional capacity and mental health with a 2-year follow-up survey.Methods This research is based on the results from a survey in 2013. The base-line scores were from 757 participants who completed a survey by mail, carried out in B area of A ward, Tokyo, within the jurisdiction of community general support centers, with people who were not at nursing care levels 4 or 5 and who were not residents of welfare facilities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11236/jph.66.3_129DOI Listing

Meaning reconstruction in bereavement: Development of a research program.

Death Stud 2019 ;43(2):79-91

a Department of Psychology , University of Memphis , Memphis , TN , USA.

The death of a significant person, especially when it comes tragically or prematurely, can shake the foundations of our assumptive and relational world and lead to anguished attempts to find meaning in the loss and in our lives in its aftermath. In this article, I review one program of research focused on this attempt at meaning reconstruction, describe recently developed measures of meaning in mourning, and discuss several therapeutic techniques for helping clients make sense of the death and rework their attachment relationship to the deceased. I conclude by illustrating some of this work in my therapy with a couple grieving the loss of not one but two children to tragic accidents, as they try to adapt to a compound traumatic bereavement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1456620DOI Listing
January 2019

Comparison of proposed diagnostic criteria for pathological grief using a sample of elderly bereaved spouses in Denmark: Perspectives on future bereavement research.

J Affect Disord 2019 Mar 18;251:52-59. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Diemen, the Netherlands.

Background: A distinct grief-specific disorder is included in the ICD-11. Lack of clarity remains regarding whether different proposed diagnostic criteria capture similar or different diagnostic entities. Our aim was to examine the specificity of four proposed diagnostic criteria-sets for pathological grief in a population-based sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.056DOI Listing

Holistic support coupled with prospective tracking reduces abandonment in childhood cancers: A report from India.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Jun 22;66(6):e27716. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Division of Pediatric Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Background: High cure rates of over 80% in childhood cancers reported from high-income countries (HICs) are not replicated in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Treatment abandonment (TxA) is an important reason for this poorer outcome. We assessed the effect of a holistic support group approach coupled with prospective tracking on TxA in children with cancer in a limited-resources environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27716DOI Listing

Specialist palliative care support is associated with improved pain relief at home during the last 3 months of life in patients with advanced disease: analysis of 5-year data from the national survey of bereaved people (VOICES).

BMC Med 2019 Mar 22;17(1):50. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Academic Unit of Palliative Care, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Room 10.39, Level 10, Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds, LS2 9NL, UK.

Background: Studies have shown that more than half of patients with advanced progressive diseases approaching the end-of-life report pain and that pain relief for these patients is poorest at home compared to other care settings such as acute care facilities and hospice. Although home is the most common preferred place of death, the majority of deaths occur outside the home. Specialist palliative care is associated with improved quality of life, but systematic reviews of RCTs have failed to show a consistent association with better pain relief. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-019-1287-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429790PMC

Resilience as a predictive factor towards a healthy adjustment to grief after the loss of a child to cancer.

PLoS One 2019 21;14(3):e0214138. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Public Health and Nursing, Centre for Health Promotion Research, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Introduction: Grief among bereaved parents is known to cause psychological distress and physical illness, but knowledge concerning factors that can contribute to health promotion after bereavement is scarce. Childhood cancer remains the most common non-accidental cause of death among children in Norway. The aim of the present study was to explore if resilience factors among cancer-bereaved parents could predict whether they will be able to come to terms with their grief 2-8 years following the loss. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214138PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6428287PMC

Developing a Measure of End-of-Life Care Nursing Knowledge for Japanese Geriatric Nurses.

J Hosp Palliat Nurs 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Akemi Okumura-Hiroshige, MSN, RN, PHN, is PhD candidate, Department of System Management in Nursing, Graduate School of Health Care Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. Hiroki Fukahori, PhD, RN, PHN, is professor, Division of Gerontological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, KEIO University, Kanagawa, Japan. Sachiko Yoshioka, MSN, RN, CNS, is associate director of Nursing, Matsue City Hospital, Shimane, Japan. Midori Nishiyama, MSN, RN, CNS, is associate director of Nursing, Arima Onsen Hospital, Hyogo, Japan. Kaori Takamichi, MSN, RN, CNS, is ward nurse manager, National Hospital Organization Iou Hospital, Ishikawa, Japan. Miyoko Kuwata, MSN, RN, CNS, is director, Division of Nursing Care Development, Oume Keiyu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

This study developed an end-of-life (EOL) care nursing knowledge scale for Japanese geriatric nurses (ELNKS-JG) to measure nurse knowledge of EOL care for older adults. It also was used to evaluate the quality of The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium-Japan Geriatric. Participants were 1168 nurses employed in 32 institutions across Japan. Read More

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Experiences of symptoms and health service preferences among older people living with chronic diseases during the last year of life.

Int J Palliat Nurs 2019 Mar;25(3):129-141

Associate Professor, Director of the Thailand, Center for Evidence-Based Health Care: A collaborating Excellent Centre of Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Nursing Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Background:: There is limited understanding of the symptoms that older people living with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease experience during the last year of life in Thailand, in addition to their health service preferences.

Aims:: To survey the symptom experiences and health service preferences at the end of life of older people with chronic illnesses from the perspective of bereaved carers.

Methods:: The study used a retrospective post-bereavement approach to collect quantitative data. Read More

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A Nationwide Study of Young Adults' Perspectives on Participation in Bereavement Research.

J Palliat Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

3 Department of Health Care Sciences, Palliative Research Centre, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Young adults represent a minority in research; they are often considered too young or too old for participation. There is sparse information, especially in bereavement research, regarding how this age group perceives research participation and what they consider beneficial or harmful.

Aim: To explore how parentally bereaved and nonbereaved young adults perceive research participation. Read More

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Results of a nationwide hospice and palliative care social work job analysis.

J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care 2019 Mar 20:1-18. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

c PSI Services , Olathe , Kansas , United States.

The role of the hospice and palliative social worker is often ambiguous and misunderstood by colleagues and fellow team members. One reason for this is the lack of identified, clearly delineated roles, skills, and tasks employed by these specialty social workers in their daily work. This article summarizes the first nationwide job analysis of hospice and palliative social workers. Read More

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Improving the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) process: A qualitative study of family caregiver perspectives.

Palliat Support Care 2019 Mar 19:1-6. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Family & Community Medicine,University of Toronto,Toronto, ON,Canada.

Objective: The road to legalization of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) across Canada has largely focused on legislative details such as eligibility and establishment of regulatory clinical practice standards. Details on how to implement high-quality, person-centered MAID programs at the institutional level are lacking. This study seeks to understand what improvement opportunities exist in the delivery of the MAID process from the family caregiver perspective. Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical practice guidelines for perinatal bereavement care - An overview.

Women Birth 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: High quality perinatal bereavement care is critical for women and families following stillbirth or newborn death. It is a challenging area of practice and a difficult area for guideline development due to a sparse and disparate evidence base.

Aim: We present an overview of the newly updated Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand/Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence guideline for perinatal bereavement care. Read More

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Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement.

Psychooncology 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Objective: Family caregivers of cancer hospice patients likely benefit from clinician provision of verbal support and from expression of positive emotions. Our aim was to identify the effects of hospice nurse supportive communication as well as caregiver-nurse exchange of positive emotions on family caregiver depression during bereavement.

Methods: This prospective, observational longitudinal study included hospice nurses (N = 58) and family caregivers of cancer patients (N = 101) recruited from 10 hospice agencies in the United States. Read More

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Life From Death-The Brain Dead Organ Donor Process As an Intersection of Family Bereavement and Needs and Clinician Awareness and Empathy.

Crit Care Med 2019 Apr;47(4):606-607

Neuroscience Institute/Neurocritical Care, The Queen's Medical Center;, Department of Medicine; and, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI.

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