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Medical Trainees' Experiences With Dying and Death.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Apr 16:30222819843436. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1 Technical University of Munich, School of Medicine, TUM Medical Education Center, Munich, Germany.

This study investigates medical trainees' experiences with dying and death, by means of semistructured interviews. Nine medical students and nine residents reported a total of 114 experiences. The great majority of these experiences took place during the final year of medical school. Read More

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April 2019
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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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Wisdom as the Mediator in the Relationships Between Meaning in Life and Attitude Toward Death.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Apr 10:30222819837778. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

2 Department of Psychology, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland.

The goal of the presented research was to investigate if wisdom plays a mediating role in the relationships between meaning in life and the attitude toward death in the period of middle and late adulthood. A study was carried out that included 567 persons aged 40 to 75 years. Three measures were used: Personal Meaning Profile, Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale, and Death Attitude Profile-Revised. Read More

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The End of Life Within Social Work Literature: A Conceptual Review.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Mar 11:30222819835650. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

2 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

The current conceptual review sought to identify and describe how the end of life was conceptualized and operationalized in top-ranking, peer-reviewed social work journals considering the highly individualized and multidimensional experience of dying put forth by modern scholars and social work practitioners. An iterative content analysis of included articles ( N = 103) revealed six themes within reported definitions and four themes within eligibility criteria. Definitions ( n = 66) related to treatment responsiveness, the death process, dying, prognosis, admission to specific services, and old age. Read More

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LGBT* After Loss: A Mixed-Method Analysis on the Effect of Partner Bereavement on Interpersonal Relationships and Subsequent Partnerships.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Feb 25:30222819831524. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

1 College of Public Health, Kent State University, OH, USA.

Grief and bereavement are universal human experiences that do not discriminate based on sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Existing literature provides valuable insight into the bereavement experiences of persons who identify as heterosexuals, but much less can be found on persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender/queer* (LGBT*). Given that the historical experiences of loss and personal characteristics such as interpersonal, familial, and social patterns of coping with grief are likely to influence the bereavement process, this study focused on the impact of partner bereavement on the interpersonal relationships and subsequent partnerships of the LGBT* bereaved. Read More

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February 2019

Coping With Imminent Death: Thematic Content Analysis on Narratives by Japanese Soldiers in World War II.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Feb 3;78(3):211-301. Epub 2015 Nov 3.

1 McGill University, Montreal, QC Quebec, Canada.

Coping affects somatic and psychological outcomes. This article explores narratives in a book, Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers, which report on the ways of coping used by each kamikaze participant before and during military service. The purpose of this study is to observe the possibility of a trend in coping strategies and consider how these trends inform us about other populations facing imminent death. Read More

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February 2019
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Factors Affecting California College Students' Attitudes Toward Assisted Dying.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Feb 11:30222819829314. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

1 California State University, Fresno, CA, USA.

This study focuses on college students' experiences and beliefs, which affect attitudes toward assisted dying. Of 324 students, 35% wanted the option of assisted dying for a family member with a life-threatening illness. Results of multiple logistic regression indicate students who favored assisted dying were significantly influenced by having a family member die, experiencing hospitalization, thinking about end-of-life issues, and being comfortable with palliative care. Read More

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February 2019

Having Therapeutic Conversations With Fathers Grieving the Death of a Child.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Jan 28:30222819825916. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

4 Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

A child's death is a traumatic life experience for parents. Health-care professionals (HCPs) have sought guidance on how to intervene with grieving parents, particularly with fathers. Having therapeutic conversations is an effective way for HCPs to support grieving fathers. Read More

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January 2019

Angels in the Clouds: Stillbirth and Virtual Cemeteries on 50 YouTube Videos.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Jan 28:30222818824732. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

1 Clinical Psychological Department, University of Strasbourg, France.

Today every aspect of our life is published and shared online, including grief. The virtual cemeteries and social networks' use could be considered as a new modern mortuary ritual. Starting from the keyword stillbirth, 50 videos published on YouTube since 2008 have been analyzed qualitatively. Read More

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January 2019
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Digital Storytelling as an Intervention for Bereaved Family Members.

Omega (Westport) 2019 Jan 24:30222819825513. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

2 School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

Fourteen ( N = 14) bereaved family members participated in an exploratory study of Digital Storytelling as a bereavement intervention. The primary purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of this approach and to qualitatively assess potential impacts. Qualitative data revealed that for some, participation in Digital Storytelling facilitated growth and meaning-making. Read More

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January 2019

Meaning Reconstruction in Bereaved Family Caregivers of Person's With Alzheimer's Disease: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Authors:
Melissa M Romero

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 28:30222818821024. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

1 Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, USA.

The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify whether meaning reconstruction was associated with indicators of bereavement adaptation in 66 spouses and adult child caregivers of person's with Alzheimer's disease. A cross-sectional mixed-methods design was used. Hierarchical regression models were used to examine whether meaning making predicted grief, depression, and positive and states of mind in the sample. Read More

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December 2018

Social Work in Funeral Homes, a Unique Chinese Practice?

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 21:30222818820423. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

2 Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Social workers were introduced to funeral homes in China amid the transition and expansion of both the funeral home industry and the social work profession and are proving to play a valuable, though under-researched role in serving not just clients but also communities and funeral home staff. Funeral home social work fills gaps in after-death care and mental health and is distinct from palliative, hospice, end-of-life, and bereavement social work. Based on the experiences of funeral homes that employ social workers, this article argues that this innovation may bring new ideas to bridge some of the service gaps in after-death care in China and globally. Read More

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December 2018

Bereaved Family Members' Views of the Value of Coronial Inquests Into Fatal Work Incidents.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 20:30222818819344. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

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

Fatal work incidents result in an array of government responses, and in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, this may include the holding of coronial inquests. A common theme from the scant literature is that family members have a strong need to know how and why their loved one died. The inquisitorial nature of inquests suggests potential in uncovering this information, although little is known about families' experiences with these proceedings. Read More

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December 2018

Examining the Complex Relation Among Religion, Morality, and Death Anxiety: Religion Can Be a Source of Comfort and Concern Regarding Fears of Death.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 20:30222818819343. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

1 Department of Psychological Science, Lander University, Greenwood, SC, USA.

This study examined the relationship among religiosity, morality, and fear of death. Students ( n = 328, 75% women, M = 18.9) completed measures of fear of death, frequency of immoral behavior, discrepancy between ideal and actual religious practices, strength of religious beliefs, views of God as punishing or forgiving, and behavior efficacy (the extent to which fate in the afterlife was perceived to be determined by behavior in this life). Read More

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December 2018

The Phenomenon of Bereaved Parenting: An Integrative Review of Literature.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 18:30222818819350. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

1 Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, USA.

Bereaved parenting, a role that entails parenting surviving children after experiencing the death of a child, is a unique but understudied phenomenon within bereavement research. Not much is known about the impact of a child's death on this crucial familial role. An integrative review of literature of 20 studies across psychology, nursing, communications, social work, and family sciences was undertaken to determine the current state of science regarding bereaved parenting. Read More

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December 2018

Australian Heterosexual Men's Experiences of Pregnancy Loss: The Relationships Between Grief, Psychological Distress, Stigma, Help-Seeking, and Support.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 17:30222818819339. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

2 School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

This study explores experiences of pregnancy loss via a questionnaire completed by a convenience sample of 48 Australian cisgender heterosexual men. The questionnaire included measures of support following pregnancy loss, recognition of loss, perceived utility of help-seeking, perceived stigma attached to help-seeking, perinatal grief, and depression and anxiety. The questionnaire also included open-ended questions focused on help-seeking and support. Read More

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December 2018

Self-Compassion, Social Constraints, and Psychosocial Outcomes in a Pet Bereavement Sample.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 4:30222818814050. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

2 Psychology Department, Palo Alto University, CA, USA.

This study investigated self-compassion in the context of grief following the death of a companion animal in a recently bereaved sample ( N = 431). We addressed social contexts and individual differences focusing on how psychosocial outcomes vary as a function of social constraints, as well as individual differences in self-compassion and use of continuing bonds (CB). We observed that self-compassion related to the frequency of engagement in CB. Read More

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December 2018
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Farewell Letters I: The Dying Process of a Healthy Man.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 29:30222818812959. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

1 Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Würzburg, Germany.

This qualitative case study describes the dying process from a purely psychological perspective. The letters of Count Moltke, who was sentenced to death and executed during the Nazi regime, to his wife were analyzed content analytically. A work program of four self-imposed tasks emerged, namely first to avert the death sentence, second to prepare for the ideological and intellectual battle with the chairman of the court, third to support his wife in her anticipatory mourning, and fourth to achieve willingness for his dying by strangulation and for losing his life. Read More

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November 2018

Long-Term Reactions to the Loss of a Close Friend in an Extreme Terror Incident.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 28:30222818814052. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway.

This article presents results from one of the first longitudinal studies exploring the effects of losing a close friend to traumatic death, focusing on complicated grief over time and how this is affected by avoidant behavior and rumination about the loss. The sample consists of 88 persons (76% women and 24% men, mean age = 21) who lost a close friend in the Utøya killings in Norway on July 22, 2011.Quantitative data were collected at three time-points; 18, 28, and 40 months postloss. Read More

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November 2018
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the "Five Stages" Model in a Sampling of Recent American Textbooks.

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Charles A Corr

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 15:30222818809766. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

1 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, USA.

This article examines some aspects of the enduring influence of the work of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and especially of her "five stages" model through a sampling of recent textbooks published in the United States in selected academic disciplines and professional fields. The following are the questions to be asked: 1. Read More

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November 2018

"Thou Shalt Not Die in This Place": An Ethnomethodological Approach to an Ecuadorian Hospice Through Symbolic Interactionism.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 14:30222818810042. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.

Ecuador, located in South America, has a population of 16 million people. According to the National Institution of Statistics in Ecuador, every year 8 out of a 1000 individuals die due to various causes. Palliative care and hospice are relatively new concepts for the Ecuadorian society. Read More

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November 2018
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Ways of Grieving Among Ojibwe Elders: "They're All Around Us. They're Always."

Omega (Westport) 2018 Dec 18;78(2):107-119. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

2 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

Death, grief, and loss are common experiences for many individuals who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, yet decidedly little is known about the lived experience of grieving in this population. To address this gap in the literature, researchers conducted a qualitative descriptive study exploring ways of grieving among 20 elders residing on a North American Ojibwe reservation. Findings derived via thematic analysis illustrate the variety of ways these elders respond to death: living through it, responding in Western or non-Traditional ways, drawing comfort from spirituality, and grieving as a community. Read More

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December 2018
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How to Deal With Death: An Empirical Path Analysis of a Simplified Model of Death Anxiety.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 29:30222818808145. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

1 Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

How anxious are you about dying? According to Tomer and Eliason, this depends on various personal circumstances, which they identified in their model on death anxiety. This study aims to verify various aspects of Tomer and Eliason's theoretical model. We therefore collected data from 652 German participants about demographic variables, religiosity, life satisfaction, death acceptance, and death anxiety. Read More

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October 2018
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Making Sense of Family Deaths in Urban Senegal: Diversities, Contexts, and Comparisons.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 25:30222818805351. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

3 University of Liège, Belgium.

Despite calls for cross-cultural research, Minority world perspectives still dominate death and bereavement studies, emphasizing individualized emotions and neglecting contextual diversities. In research concerned with contemporary African societies, on the other hand, death and loss are generally subsumed within concerns about AIDS or poverty, with little attention paid to the emotional and personal significance of a death. Here, we draw on interactionist sociology to present major themes from a qualitative study of family deaths in urban Senegal, theoretically framed through the duality of meanings-in-context. Read More

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October 2018

Trauma-Informed Care and Posttraumatic Growth Among Bereaved Youth: A Pilot Study.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 10:30222818804629. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

1 Department of Social Work and Human Services, Kennesaw State University, GA, USA.

Although a fair amount has been written about posttraumatic stress disorder among bereaved children and adolescents, less has been written about posttraumatic growth (PTG) and its predictors among this population. This study examines predictors of PTG and the impact of trauma-informed care on PTG among bereaved youth. A preexperimental, pretest-posttest design was applied to measure PTG among bereaved children ( N = 32) before and after attending a healing camp that provides trauma-informed care. Read More

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October 2018

How Funerals Accomplish Family: Findings From a Mass-Observation Study.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 6:30222818804646. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

1 University of Bath, UK.

The article analyses how potentially conflicting frames of grief and family operate in a number of English funerals. The data come from the 2010 Mass-Observation directive "Going to Funerals" which asked its panel of correspondents to write about the most recent funeral they had attended. In their writings, grief is displayed through conventional understandings of family. Read More

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October 2018

Event Centrality and Bereavement Symptomatology: The Moderating Role of Meaning Made.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 18;78(1):3-23. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

1 The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA.

The centrality of a loss to a bereaved individual's identity is associated with greater symptomatology, whereas meaning made of a loss is associated with positive outcomes. This article examines meaning made as a moderator of the relationship between event centrality and symptomatology. Our sample consisted of 204 bereaved undergraduate university students. Read More

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November 2018
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A Model of Transcorporeal Communication: Communication Toward/With/to the Deceased.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 7;78(1):43-66. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

1 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, USA.

Research indicates that people maintain a connection with deceased loved ones, which can be healthy for the bereaved individuals. To maintain these bonds, people readily admit to communicating with the deceased. Although communication with the deceased shares similarities with traditional models of interpersonal communication, it is distinctly different. Read More

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November 2018

Voices We Forget-Danish Students Experience of Returning to School Following Parental Bereavement.

Authors:
Martin Lytje

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 21;78(1):24-42. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

1 Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

This study explores how Danish students experience returning to school following parental bereavement. Eighteen focus group interviews with 39 participants aged 9 to 17 years were conducted. All participants had experienced the loss of a primary caregiver. Read More

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November 2018

Hospital Practices for Parents Following Perinatal Loss.

Authors:
Bilge Kalanlar

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 3:30222818803809. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

1 Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

The aim of this study is to provide comprehensive and current information on hospital practices following perinatal death. The provinces with the highest number of hospitals in Turkey were selected for the study. To collect data, the questionnaire form of Canadian hospitals maternity policies and practices survey was sent to the appropriate respondents in hospitals. Read More

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October 2018

Bearing Witness: Exploring the End-of-Life Needs of Homeless Persons and Barriers to Appropriate Care.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Oct 2:30222818801150. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

3 Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Traditional models of palliative care are largely inaccessible to homeless persons, and their preferences regarding end-of-life care are poorly understood. The purpose of the present scoping review is to summarize the burgeoning gray and academic literature on end-of-life care for homeless persons. Five medical databases, seven social science databases, and four gray literature databases were searched, resulting in 57 relevant titles. Read More

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October 2018
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Restless Feelings: Desiring Direct Contact After Postmortem Organ Donation.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 14:30222818800207. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

3 Dadtco Philafrica, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

This article investigates the emergence of a growing demand in the Netherlands: the wish of organ donor families and organ recipients to establish contact. Such direct contact transgresses both the anonymity and privacy long considered by many to be fundamental to organ donation. Legislation prescribes that privacy should be safeguarded, but the parties involved increasingly manage to find each other. Read More

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September 2018

"As if Nothing Happened": Experiences of Bereaved Parents in Romania.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 13:30222818799949. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

1 School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Prior research has found high levels of distress in parents who experience the death of a child; however, Romanian parents, whose experiences are influenced by the nation's shared historical trauma, have not been studied. This mixed-methods study found very high levels of distress in a sample of 237 bereaved parents in Romania, primarily women. Specifically, 89% of respondents scored above the clinical cutoff for trauma responses, 66% did so for anxious responses, and 82% did so for depressive responses. Read More

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September 2018

The Musical Eulogy and Other Functions of Funeral Music.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 13:30222818799939. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

1 Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

This article examines the function of music during contemporary funerals in the Netherlands. Using a performance-based approach, this article shows that music adds to the ritual dimension of contemporary funerals, by relating the music to the funeral itself, the deceased person's identity, and to emotions. Zooming in on the music that in contemporary personalized funerals is selected because it is-one way or another-related to the deceased, it will be shown that the lyrical content of this music is less important than social and emotional aspects. Read More

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September 2018

Navigating the Intangible: Working With Nonphysical Suffering on the Front Lines of Palliative Care.

Authors:
Maxxine Rattner

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 5:30222818797171. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

1 Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

While relieving suffering is palliative care's primary aim, how palliative care providers navigate patients' nonphysical suffering in their day-to-day work and the impact of working with nonphysical suffering on the clinician have been understudied. This exploratory study aims to begin to fill this gap in the literature. Results revealed that palliative care clinicians face several challenges in their efforts to navigate patients' nonphysical suffering in their day-to-day work, including (a) the intangible nature of nonphysical suffering, (b) systemic barriers (e. Read More

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September 2018

Cultural and Religious Diversity in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Qualitative Cross-Country Comparative Analysis of the Challenges of Health-Care Professionals.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Aug 24:30222818795282. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

2 Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Research has abundantly demonstrated a strong relationship between culture, religion, and the experiences of death, dying, and bereavement. Consequently, cultural competence and a religiously sensitive practice have become highly relevant to social policies and professional practice. However, our current knowledge of culturally competent and religiously sensitive end-of-life care is primarily context specific, with little space for generalizability. Read More

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Communication Apprehension About Death, Religious Group Affiliation, and Religiosity: Predictors of Organ and Body Donation Decisions.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Aug 10:30222818793294. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

2 Department of Applied Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, USA.

Communication willingness has previously been identified as an important communication factor in influencing individuals' decisions to become an organ donor. Missing from this conversation is the role of communication apprehension about death and its impact on donation decisions. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between communication apprehension about death, religiosity, religious affiliation, and donation decisions. Read More

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The Poetry of Grief: Beyond Scientific Portrayal.

Authors:
Margaret Stroebe

Omega (Westport) 2018 Nov 8;78(1):67-96. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

1 Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

To comprehend grief, we need knowledge about the range of diverse reactions incorporated within it. While scientists have documented the phenomena and manifestations following the loss of a loved one in quite some detail, poets can add to our understanding by portraying these vividly, bringing the feelings to life. In this article, I map the array of grief reactions identified in scientific investigations. Read More

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November 2018

U.S. Department of Corrections Compassionate Release Policies: A Content Analysis and Call to Action.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Aug 6:30222818791708. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

3 College of Charleston, SC, USA.

Large and increasing numbers of inmates with chronic and terminal illnesses are serving time, and dying, in U.S. prisons. Read More

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August 2018
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College Granddaughters' Memories and Emotions Related to Their Relationships With Their Deceased Grandfathers.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 31;77(4):307-329. Epub 2016 May 31.

2 Graduate student in Sociology, Notre Dame, Southbend, IN, USA.

The main question addressed in this exploratory study was the following: What is the content of college females' journals about their deceased grandfathers? The method involved 35 undergraduate females keeping journals about their feelings toward their deceased maternal or paternal grandfathers for one semester. Their journal entries were open-ended in order to explore an under-utilized qualitative and narrative-based approach to studying granddaughter-grandfather relationships, from the granddaughters' perspectives. The results demonstrated that the maternal grandfathers were the most frequently written about. Read More

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September 2018
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Chronic Illness with Complexity: Association With Self-Perceived Burden and Advance Care Planning.

Omega (Westport) 2018 Sep 22;77(4):364-385. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

4 Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

The present study examines how different chronic illnesses and mental illness comorbidity (chronic illness with complexity [CIC]) associate with components of advance care planning (ACP). We also explore the role self-perceived burden plays in the relationship between illness and ACP. Data were gathered from a cross-sectional survey of 305 elderly participants from the New Jersey End-of-Life study. Read More

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September 2018
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