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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244140/the-distress-and-benefit-to-bereaved-family-members-of-participating-in-a-post-bereavement-survey
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Mitsunori Miyashita, Maho Aoyama, Saki Yoshida, Yuji Yamada, Mutsumi Abe, Kazuhiro Yanagihara, Akemi Shirado, Mariko Shutoh, Yoshiaki Okamoto, Jun Hamano, Aoi Miyamoto, Misato Nakahata
Background: Few studies have simultaneously collected quantitative data regarding the positive and negative effects of participating in post-bereavement surveys. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional postal questionnaire survey in October 2013. Potential participants were caregivers for family members who had died in four inpatient palliative care units, two home hospices, and a general hospital. We collected opinions regarding the distress and benefit of completing a post-bereavement survey...
December 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238968/immigrants-coping-with-transnational-deaths-and-bereavement-the-influence-of-migratory-loss-and-anticipatory-grief
#2
Olena Nesteruk
This study examines immigrants' experiences of bereavement and coping with the deaths of family members in a transnational context. Data were collected through in-depth personal interviews with middle-aged and older immigrants from different countries of origin, who have been living in the United States for a majority of their adult lives. Thematic analysis of participants' narratives showed that immigrants' geographic distance from family complicated caregiving circumstances and rituals surrounding burial, and impacted the grieving process...
December 14, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237447/attitudes-to-suicide-following-the-suicide-of-a-friend-or-relative-a-qualitative-study-of-the-views-of-429-young-bereaved-adults-in-the-uk
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Alexandra Pitman, Hedvig Nesse, Nicola Morant, Valeriya Azorina, Fiona Stevenson, Michael King, David Osborn
BACKGROUND: People bereaved by suicide are at increased risk of suicide attempt and suicide, but explanations for these associations remain theoretical. It is possible that the experience of suicide bereavement modifies personal attitudes towards suicide, but the nature of these changes remains unexplored. There is a need to understand personal attitudes to suicide following suicide bereavement, as this may inform the development of suicide prevention interventions. Our aim was to explore the attitudes of young adults bereaved by suicide towards their own likelihood of dying by suicide...
December 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235422/-the-importance-of-planning-for-the-future-burden-and-unmet-needs-of-caregivers-in-advanced-heart-failure-a-mixed-methods-study
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Sonja McIlfatrick, Leanne C Doherty, Mary Murphy, Lana Dixon, Patrick Donnelly, Kenneth McDonald, Donna Fitzsimons
BACKGROUND: While studies have evaluated caregiver outcomes in heart failure, the burden and support needs when caring for someone with advanced heart failure at the end of life have yet to be outlined. AIM: To identify psychosocial factors associated with caregiver burden and evaluate the support needs of caregivers in advanced heart failure. DESIGN: A sequential mixed methods study comprising two phases: (1) postal survey with advanced heart failure patients and their caregivers and (2) interviews with current and bereaved caregivers...
December 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229011/making-sense-of-loss-through-spirituality-perspectives-of-african-american-family-members-who-have-experienced-the-death-of-a-close-family-member-to-cancer
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Jill B Hamilton, Nakia C Best, Jessica S Wells, Valarie C Worthy
OBJECTIVE: Among African Americans, spirituality is meaning or purpose in life and a faith in God who is in control of health and there to provide support and guidance in illness situations. Using qualitative methods, we explored the use of spirituality to make sense of the end-of-life and bereavement experiences among family members of a deceased cancer patient. METHOD: Data in this report come from 19 African Americans who experienced the loss of a family member to cancer...
December 12, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228916/physical-and-psychosomatic-health-outcomes-in-people-bereaved-by-suicide-compared-to-people-bereaved-by-other-modes-of-death-a-systematic-review
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Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Fiona Riordan, Ella Arensman
BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted into the physical health implications of suicide bereavement compared to other causes of death. There is some evidence that suicide bereaved parents have higher morbidity, particularly in terms of chronic illness. This systematic review aims to examine the physical and psychosomatic morbidities of people bereaved by a family member's suicide and compare them with family members bereaved by other modes of death. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from 1985 to February 2016...
December 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228293/providing-mental-health-care-for-the-complex-older-veteran-implications-for-social-work-practice
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Gayle Clark, Susan Rouse, Heather Spangler, Jennifer Moye
Mental health conditions are underdiagnosed and undertreated in older veterans, as with all older adults. Social workers bring an important perspective to the interdisciplinary team for the care of older veterans with mental health conditions. In this study authors assessed 50 older veterans referred for mental health treatment (mean age = 74.52 years, SD = 6.48) with standardized measures of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and cognitive impairment. At initial assessment, 24 percent had moderate depression, 30 percent had PTSD, and 62 percent (n = 31) had (mostly mild) cognitive impairment based on cut scores...
December 8, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224518/grief-as-a-mystical-journey-fowler-s-stages-of-faith-development-and-their-relation-to-post-traumatic-growth
#8
Terri Daniel
This paper explores the relationship between embedded theological assumptions and the ways in which one copes with loss and bereavement. Based on James Fowler's research on Stages of Faith Development, the paper examines common Western psycho-spiritual beliefs related to loss, trauma, and grief, and proposes that profound loss experiences have the potential to lead the griever to a shift in theological thinking. It addresses the ways in which a "crisis of faith" triggered by loss or trauma prompts the questioning of closely-held beliefs, which can lead to an expanded spiritual perspective that can be beneficial to the healing process...
December 2017: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: JPCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219938/correlations-among-self-rated-health-chronic-disease-and-healthcare-utilization-in-widowed-older-adults-in-taiwan
#9
Shu-Hsi Ho
BACKGROUND: Taiwan has a rapidly aging population. It is well known that older adults usually have worse health than younger adults, with widowed older adults at a particularly high risk of poor health. Widowed older adults experience the effects of bereavement, which affects their health. Therefore, health topics related to widowed older adults deserve special attention. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to discuss self-rated health for chronic diseases and healthcare utilization among widowed older adults...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217353/policy-on-posthumous-sperm-retrieval-survey-of-75-major-academic-medical-centers
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Nicholas J Waler, Raul I Clavijo, Nancy L Brackett, Charles M Lynne, Ranjith Ramasamy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence and content of policies on posthumous sperm retrieval at 75 major academic medical centers in the U.S. METHODS: We surveyed the top 75 major academic medical centers ranked for research in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report using a questionnaire based telephone/web survey. We gathered data on the presence and content of posthumous sperm retrieval policies on the internet. If not published, we contacted the legal counsel, the ethics and compliance offices, the Urology Department, as well as the infertility treatment center associated with each institution...
December 4, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215421/educating-emergency-department-nurses-about-miscarriage
#11
Joyce L Merrigan
Miscarriage is the unwanted ending of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation. Women experiencing miscarriage require specialized care from nurses and other healthcare professionals. Many women are dissatisfied with emergency care related to miscarriage and desire honest communication, validation of urgency, and more robust information at discharge. Perinatal bereavement education offers an opportunity for emergency department nurses to acquire specific knowledge and communication skills that assist with understanding the individualized experience of early pregnancy loss...
January 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215420/interdisciplinary-guidelines-for-care-of-women-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-pregnancy-loss
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Anita Catlin
In April 2016, the National Perinatal Association and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research Community Benefits Grant sponsored an interdisciplinary summit to explore the needs of women who present with actual or potential pregnancy loss to the emergency department (ED). Thirty-two experts in the field of pregnancy loss, 17 of whom represented their professional organizations, participated. These experts, which included nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, authors, and parents, worked together to create guidelines for care of women with a pregnancy loss in the ED...
January 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211236/effects-of-sacred-music-on-the-spiritual-well-being-of-bereaved-relatives-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Vladimir Araujo da Silva, Rita de Cássia Frederico Silva, Nubia Carla Ferreira Cabau, Eliseth Ribeiro Leão, Maria Júlia Paes da Silva
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of instrumental sacred music and sacred music with vocals on the spiritual well-being of bereaved relatives. METHOD This is a randomized clinical trial carried out with family members bereaving the death of loved ones to cancer. Participants were allocated into three groups: Group 1 (control), Group 2 (experimental using sacred music with vocals) or Group 3 (experimental using instrumental sacred music). Spiritual well-being was assessed through the Spiritual Well-Being Scale...
2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202863/a-novel-family-dignity-intervention-fdi-for-enhancing-and-informing-holistic-palliative-care-in-asia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andy Hau Yan Ho, Josip Car, Moon-Ho Ringo Ho, Geraldine Tan-Ho, Ping Ying Choo, Paul Victor Patinadan, Poh Heng Chong, Wah Ying Ong, Gilbert Fan, Yee Pin Tan, Robert A Neimeyer, Harvey M Chochinov
BACKGROUND: The lack of a holistic approach to palliative care can lead to a fractured sense of dignity at the end of life, resulting in depression, hopelessness, feelings of being a burden to others, and the loss of the will to live among terminally ill patients. Building on the clinical foundation of Dignity Therapy, together with the empirical understanding of dignity-related concerns of Asian families facing terminal illness, a novel Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) has been developed for Asian palliative care...
December 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202599/bereaved-parents-health-status-during-the-first-6-months-after-their-child-s-death
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Nancy Dias, Debra Brandon, Joan E Haase, Paula Tanabe
PURPOSE: To examine bereaved parents' physical, mental, and social health during the first 6 months after their child's (<12 years) death from a life-threatening illness. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE: Bereaved parents have higher mortality and morbidity rates when compared to nonbereaved parents. Acute illnesses, hospitalizations, and medication changes are highest in the first 6 months. An understanding of bereaved parents' health risk indicators can help inform development of health promotion and disease prevention measures...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200118/palliative-care-end-of-life-care-and-advance-care-planning-in-neuro-oncology
#16
Tobias Walbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite new therapeutic approaches, most patients with high-grade glioma face limited overall survival and have a high symptom burden throughout their disease trajectory, especially in the end-of-life phase. This article provides an overview of the role of palliative care in neuro-oncology. Management recommendations are made for neurologic symptoms in patients with advanced brain tumors, including headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Special attention is given to how and when to involve subspecialty palliative care and hospice services to improve symptom management during active tumor treatment and in the end-of-life phase of patients with brain tumors...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192693/who-tells-a-mother-her-baby-has-died-communication-and-staff-presence-during-stillbirth-delivery-and-early-infant-death
#17
K J Gold, M C Treadwell, M E Mieras, N T Laventhal
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal loss (stillbirth or early infant death) is often a sudden, unexpected event for families. We evaluated who communicates the loss to the parents and who is there for support at the delivery or death. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a mail survey of 900 bereaved and 500 live-birth mothers to assess emotional, physical and reproductive health outcomes. RESULTS: We had a 44% response rate at 9 months after birth or loss from 377 bereaved mothers and 232 with surviving infants...
December 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183880/formal-carers-providing-end-of-life-care-and-bereavement-support-to-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-have-unmet-learning-needs
#18
Dorry McLaughlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182478/bereavement-challenges-and-their-relationship-to-physical-and-psychological-adjustment-to-loss
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Kelly M Trevino, Brett Litz, Anthony Papa, Paul K Maciejewski, Wendy Lichtenthal, Charlotte Healy, Holly G Prigerson
OBJECTIVE: The psychosocial challenges confronted by bereaved survivors may contribute to poor bereavement adjustment. Measures of the challenges of bereavement are limited. This study is a preliminary examination of the factor structure of a new measure of bereavement challenges and their relationships to quality of life and mental illness in bereaved cancer caregivers. This measure was designed to identify intervention targets to reduce the likelihood of prolonged grief. METHODS: Caregivers of advanced cancer patients were administered measures of bereavement challenges (Bereavement Challenges Scale, BCS), quality of life (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36), prolonged grief (PG-13), and mental disorders (Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV)...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182040/life-experience-of-bereaved-parents-after-the-2014-sewol-ferry-disaster-in-south-korea
#20
Dong Hun Lee, Minsoo Khang, Jiyoung Shin, Hwa Jung Lee, Jacqueline A Brown
The aim of this study was to identify the outcomes of parental bereavement and the changes in life experience that follow the traumatic death of a teenage child. The results of the study are aimed to assist counselors and educators who work with themes of grief and loss. From 17 in-depth interviews from parents bereaved by the Sewol ferry disaster of 2014 in South Korea, three main categories were found to capture the reality for parents after the sudden and traumatic death of a teenage child: (a) personal changes, (b) changes in close relationships, and (c) changes in social life...
January 1, 2017: Omega
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