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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099046/death-notification-someone-needs-to-call-the-family
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Rachel Ombres, Lauren Montemorano, Daniel Becker
BACKGROUND: The death notification process can affect family grief and bereavement. It can also affect the well-being of involved physicians. There is no standardized process for making death notification phone calls. We assumed that residents are likely to be unprepared before and troubled after. OBJECTIVE: We investigated current death notification practices to develop an evidence-based template for standardizing this process. DESIGN: We used results of a literature review and open-ended interviews with faculty, residents, and widows to develop a survey regarding resident training and experience in death notification by phone...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086836/an-internet-based-self-help-intervention-for-older-adults-after-marital-bereavement-separation-or-divorce-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeannette Brodbeck, Thomas Berger, Hans Joerg Znoj
BACKGROUND: Marital bereavement and separation or divorce are among the most stressful critical life events in later life. These events require a dissolution of social and emotional ties, adjustments in daily routine and changes in identity and perspectives for the future. After a normative grief or distress reaction, most individuals cope well with the loss. However, some develop a prolonged grief reaction. Internet-based self-help interventions have proved beneficial for a broad range of disorders, including complicated grief...
January 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079405/posttraumatic-growth-following-pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-the-predictive-role-of-coping-strategies-and-perinatal-grief
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Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Research about termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) suggests that it is a traumatic event with potential negative psychological consequences. However, evidence also indicates that following traumatic events individuals may experience growth. Although TFA's negative psychological outcomes are well documented, little is known of the potential for growth following this event. Therefore, the study's objectives were to measure posttraumatic growth (PTG) post-TFA, examine the relationship between PTG, perinatal grief and coping, and determine the predictors of PTG...
January 12, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077011/mourning-and-grief-on-facebook
#4
Erin Willis, Patrick Ferrucci
Facebook not only changed the way we communicate but also the way we mourn and express grief. The social networking site allows users to interact with deceased users' walls after death. This study utilized textual analysis to categorize Facebook posts ( N = 122) on 30 deceased users' walls according to uses and gratifications theory. Most posts were found to be motivated by entertainment, followed by integration and social interaction. Facebook users posted memories, condolences, and interacted with friends and family members in the deceased user's network...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076535/-femicides-in-ethnic-and-racialized-groups-syntheses
#5
Stela Nazareth Meneghel, Betty Ruth Lozano Lerma
The text entitled "Femicides in ethnic and racialized groups: syntheses" presents some of the discussions that took place during a seminar on this topic in Buenaventura. Buenaventura is the main Colombian port on the Pacific, a region rich in minerals and a corridor for the movement of goods, which makes it a strategic territory and a center for disputes. At the seminar, the social and political determinants of femicide were discussed, understanding it as a tactic of waging war against women. The forum provided a space for academic discussion, but also for grievances over inter-personal violence, the manifestation of feelings and the elaboration of pain and grief through the medium of art...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071989/parental-bereavement-looking-beyond-grief
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Nancy Dias, Sharron Docherty, Debra Brandon
Bereaved parents have higher morbidity and mortality rates when compared to non-bereaved parents. While parental grief is well studied, the complexities of challenges bereaved parents face are not understood. This study describes parental bereavement challenges during the first 6 months following the death of their child. The complex parental bereavement challenges are characterized by the absence of the child, their emotional response, and the changed relationships with family and friends. The Adaptive Leadership Framework is a useful framework to identify and classify challenges...
January 10, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070172/summary-of-the-2016-partners-against-mortality-in-epilepsy-pame-conference
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Authors: Kevin D Graber, MD, Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD, Elson So, MD, Rainer Surges, MD, Detlev Boison, PhD, Franck Kalume, PhD, Cyndi Wright, Brian Gehlbach, MD, Jeff Noebels, MD, PhD, Vicky Whittemore, PhD, Elizabeth J. Donner, MD, MSc, Tom Stanton, MPP, Henry Smithson, MD, Jane Hanna, Masud Seyal, MD, PhD, Philippe Ryvlin, MD, PhD The third biannual Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) conference was held in Alexandria, VA from June 23-26, 2016. This was an intimate meeting of clinical and basic scientists, clinicians, people affected by Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients (SUDEP) in a loved one, people living with epilepsy and patient advocate organizations...
November 2016: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063859/assessing-palliative-care-content-in-dementia-care-guidelines-a-systematic-review
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Pamela Durepos, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Sharon Kaasalainen, Vasilia Vastis, Lisa Battistella, Alexandra Papaioannou
CONTEXT: Families of persons with dementia continue to report unmet needs during end-of-life. Strategies to improve care and quality of life for persons with dementia include development of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and an integrative palliative approach. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess palliative care content in dementia CPGs in order to identify the presence or limitations of recommendations and discussion pertaining to common issues or domains affected by illness as described by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care 'Square of Care'...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060580/towards-a-model-of-loss-navigation-in-adolescence
#9
Martin Lytje
Researchers today consider childhood bereavement one of the most traumatic experiences that can befall a child. Nevertheless, most models of bereavement currently limit themselves to dealing with adult grief and primarily explores the internal processes associated with recovery. Based on a study which conducted focus groups with 39 Danish adolescents (aged 9-17), this article presents The Model of Loss Navigation in Adolescence. Centered on the three factors: Being Different, Being in Control and Being in Grief, the model highlight the social conventions children have to navigate and how these influences both their day-to-day lives and their road to recovery...
January 6, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056642/-end-of-life-could-be-on-any-ward-really-a-qualitative-study-of-hospital-volunteers-end-of-life-care-training-needs-and-learning-preferences
#10
Lisa Jane Brighton, Jonathan Koffman, Vicky Robinson, Shaheen A Khan, Rob George, Rachel Burman, Lucy Ellen Selman
BACKGROUND: Over half of all deaths in Europe occur in hospital, a location associated with many complaints. Initiatives to improve inpatient end-of-life care are therefore a priority. In England, over 78,000 volunteers provide a potentially cost-effective resource to hospitals. Many work with people who are dying and their families, yet little is known about their training in end-of-life care. AIMS: To explore hospital volunteers' end-of-life care training needs and learning preferences, and the acceptability of training evaluation methods...
January 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054349/-we-hardly-ever-talk-about-it-emotional-responsive-attunement-in-couples-after-a-child-s-death
#11
An Hooghe, Paul C Rosenblatt, Peter Rober
Within Western cultural traditions, the idea that parents should talk about the death of their child with each other is deeply rooted. However, across bereaved parent couples there are wide variations in communication about their grief with each other. In this study, we explored the experiences of bereaved couples related to the process of talking and not talking. We used a thematic coding approach to analyze 20 interviews with 26 bereaved parents (11 interviewed as couples, four as individuals). Four main meanings emerged out of our analysis: not talking because of the inadequacy and pointlessness of words in grief, not talking as a way to regulate emotions in daily life, not talking as an expression of a personal, intimate process, and not talking because the partner has the same loss but a different grief process...
January 5, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054288/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-complicated-grief-are-common-in-caregivers-of-neuro-icu-patients
#12
Stephen A Trevick, Aaron S Lord
BACKGROUND: To explore the effect of end of life and other palliative decision making scenarios on the mental health of family members of patients in the neuro-intensive care unit. METHODS: Decision makers of patients in the neuro-ICU at a large, urban, academic medical center meeting palliative care triggers were identified from November 10, 2014, to August 27, 2015. Interviews were conducted at 1 and 6 months post-enrollment. At 1 month, the Inventory of Complicated Grief-Revised (ICG-R), Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R), and the Family Satisfaction-ICU (FS-ICU) were performed along with basic demographic questionnaires...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051926/the-process-of-change-in-complicated-grief-group-therapy-for-bereaved-dementia-caregivers-an-evaluation-using-the-meaning-of-loss-codebook
#13
Katherine P Supiano, Lara Burns Haynes, Vicki Pond
Caring for a person with dementia is challenging and has adverse health and mental health effects that, for 9-25% of caregivers persist into bereavement in the form of complicated grief (CG). For those bereaved dementia caregivers unable to satisfactorily process grief, specialized Complicated Grief Group Therapy (CGGT) can restore a healthy grief process. We investigated the progression of therapeutic change in CGGT participants (N = 16 in three treatment groups), using an adapted version of Meaning of Loss Codebook (MLC; Gillies et al...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049545/portuguese-validation-of-the-prolonged-grief-disorder-questionnaire-predeath-pg-12-psychometric-properties-and-correlates
#14
Alexandra Coelho, Cláudia Silva, António Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to contribute to the validation of the Portuguese version of the Prolonged Grief Disorder Questionnaire-Predeath (PG-12), examining its psychometric properties, including factorial, discriminant, and predictive validity. The prevalence of predeath prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and its psychosocial correlates were also analyzed. METHOD: The PG-12 was assessed in a sample of family caregivers (FCs) of oncological patients in palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042919/trajectories-of-depressive-symptoms-for-bereaved-family-members-of-chronically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Su Ching Kuo, Jia Ling Sun, Siew Tzuh Tang
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To synthesise concepts of distinct depressive-symptom trajectories in published studies by establishing a measurable standard and estimate the prevalence of recategorised trajectories for bereaved families of chronically ill patients. BACKGROUND: Grieving is a dynamic/individualised process. In studies treating depressive-symptom trajectories as heterogeneous, different criteria were used to identify distinct trajectories, resulting in inconsistent findings...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042762/-grief-in-children-und-adolescents-as-a-result-of-acute-traumatization
#16
Barbara Juen, Manuela Werth, Ruth Warger, Sandra Nindl
Grief in Children und Adolescents as a Result of Acute Traumatization Specifities of grief in children after trauma will be presented as well as potential reactions to acute traumatization and resulting needs of children and adolescents in order to discuss adequate interventions.
January 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042073/predictors-of-complicated-grief-and-depression-in-bereaved-caregivers-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Mette Kjaergaard Nielsen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Anders Bonde Jensen, Peter Vedsted, Flemming Bro, Mai-Britt Guldin
CONTEXT: Complicated grief and depressive symptoms in bereaved caregivers have been associated with female gender, spousal relation and pre-loss psychological distress, but population-based, prospective studies are scarce. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether severe pre-loss grief and depressive symptoms, caregiver burden, preparedness for death, communication about dying and socio-economic factors predicted complicated grief and post-loss depressive symptoms...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042068/empowering-bereaved-parents-through-the-development-of-a-comprehensive-bereavement-program
#18
Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Deena R Levine, Brittany Cochran, Robin Wilcox, Charlene K Sparrow, Nancy Noyes, Lisa Clark, Wendy Avery, Justin N Baker
Parents who experience the loss of a child have unique and valuable insights into the grief journey and can help healthcare providers identify key components intrinsic to the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive bereavement program. The bereavement program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was developed by pediatric palliative care experts in collaboration with bereaved parents to standardize and improve the institutional support provided to families around and after the death of a child...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041712/broken-heart-tako-tsubo-or-stress-cardiomyopathy-metaphors-meanings-and-their-medical-impact
#19
REVIEW
Thomas Efferth, Mita Banerjee, Norbert W Paul
The cardiac impact of psychological stress historically and socially understood as boundary experiences of human life has long since become an icon. From the aching heart to the sudden death provoked by awe, horror, grief, anger, and humiliation on one side and extreme enchantment, enthusiasm, and excitement on the other, the broken heart has become a globally recognized and powerful metaphor present from folklore to popular culture to high literature and back to everyday communication. In medicine, the "broken heart syndrome" is described as a relatively new nosological entity that has been used synonymously with the term tako-tsubo or stress cardiomyopathy...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039595/the-sexual-adjustment-process-of-cancer-patients-and-their-partners-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
#20
Charlotte Benoot, Marlies Saelaert, Karin Hannes, Johan Bilsen
When confronted with cancer, a prominent challenge for patients and their partners is their changed sexual relationship. An empirically based theoretical model of the sexual adaptation process during cancer might be helpful in guiding the development of adequate interventions for couples who struggle with their sexual relationship. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to synthesize evidence from primary qualitative research studies and to arrive at a detailed description of the process of sexual adjustment during cancer...
December 30, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
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