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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/28072917/a-provider-based-survey-to-assess-bereavement-care-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-pediatric-oncologists
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Jasmin Jensen, Cindy Weng, Holly L Spraker-Perlman
BACKGROUND: Bereavement support is a core tenet of palliative care that may prove difficult for clinicians as it is time-consuming, emotionally charged, and not emphasized in pediatrics training. This project is intended to describe the opinions, knowledge, and practice of bereavement care among pediatric oncologists to identify gaps in clinical care. PROCEDURES: An internet-based survey instrument was pilot tested, refined, and distributed to pediatric oncologists in the United States...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071989/parental-bereavement-looking-beyond-grief
#3
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/28068872/-i-thought-they-should-know%C3%A2-that-daddy-is-not-completely-gone
#4
Edith Steffen, Adrian Coyle
This study aimed to explore the experiences, responses, and conceptualizations of sense of presence experiences in bereavement in terms of family meaning-making. A case study framework was chosen, using group and individual interviews and ethnographically derived observations in a father-bereaved family in the south of England. Interview data were analyzed by applying both phenomenological and social constructionist perspectives to the same data set. It was observed that there was a division between the mother, who had derived much personal benefit from sense of presence experiences, and the children, who dismissed the experiences as incompatible with their own worldviews and how they made sense of their father's death...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065197/aligning-guidelines-and-medical-practice-literature-review-on-pediatric-palliative-care-guidelines
#5
Eva De Clercq, Michael Rost, Nadia Pacurari, Bernice S Elger, Tenzin Wangmo
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care for children is becoming an important subspecialty of healthcare. Although concurrent administration of curative and palliative care is recommended, timely referral to pediatric palliative care (PPC) services remains problematic. This literature review aims to identify barriers and recommendations for proper implementation of palliative care for children through the looking glass of PPC guidelines. METHOD: To identify studies on PPC guidelines, five databases were searched systematically between 1960 and 2015: Scopus, PubMed, PsycINFO, the Web of Science, and CINAHL...
January 9, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060580/towards-a-model-of-loss-navigation-in-adolescence
#6
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/28056861/-not-just-a-normal-mum-a-qualitative-investigation-of-a-support-service-for-women-who-are-pregnant-subsequent-to-perinatal-loss
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Pamela Meredith, Trish Wilson, Grace Branjerdporn, Jenny Strong, Laura Desha
BACKGROUND: Following previous perinatal loss, women in a subsequent pregnancy may experience heightened emotions, such as anxiety and fear, with a range of longer-term implications. To support these women, the Mater Mothers' Bereavement Support Service in Brisbane, Australia, developed a Pregnancy After Loss Clinic (PALC) as a specialised hospital-based service. The present study investigated the experiences of mothers with previous perinatal loss in relation to: (a) their subsequent pregnancy-to-birth journey, and (b) the PALC service...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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
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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/28056623/cacciatore-j-defrain-j-eds-2015-the-world-of-bereavement-cultural-perspectives-on-death-in-families-cacciatore-j-defrain-j-eds-2015-the-world-of-bereavement-cultural-perspectives-on-death-in-families-new-york-ny-springer-298-pp-129-00-hardback-isbn-978-3-319
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054349/-we-hardly-ever-talk-about-it-emotional-responsive-attunement-in-couples-after-a-child-s-death
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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/28051926/the-process-of-change-in-complicated-grief-group-therapy-for-bereaved-dementia-caregivers-an-evaluation-using-the-meaning-of-loss-codebook
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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/28042919/trajectories-of-depressive-symptoms-for-bereaved-family-members-of-chronically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
#12
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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/28042073/predictors-of-complicated-grief-and-depression-in-bereaved-caregivers-a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study
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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
#14
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
#15
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/28041691/-defusing-of-victims-of-the-terrorist-attacks-in-paris-elements-of-assessment-one-month-post-event
#16
N Prieto, E Cheucle, P Faure, F Digard, C Dalphin, V Pachiaudi, M Simond, R Darbon, C Collinet, R Habibi, P-Y Gueugniaud
The terrorist attacks (fusillades and suicide attacks) in Paris on 13 November 2015 have had a major psychic impact on all individuals directly or secondarily exposed to them. Medico-psychological unit (CUMP) of the Paris Île-de-France region's immediate care services were immediately mobilized and rapidly strengthened by all regional medico-psychological units (CUMP) throughout the country. Psychological assistance has been provided in several key points of Paris and specifically in the 11th district City Hall of Paris where Lyon's Medico-psychological unit was located...
December 29, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038508/a-new-state-of-being
#17
Christine Yvonne Denhup
In spite of growing bereavement literature, the meaning of the lived experience of parental bereavement is not well understood. This article presents selected findings from a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study which aimed to describe the lived experience of bereaved parents who experienced the death of a child due to cancer. Conversational interviews were conducted with six parents who experienced the death of a young child due to cancer at least one year prior to participation. The nature of parental bereavement was revealed to be a new state of being into which parents enter immediately after the death of a child and which has no end point...
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030756/risk-factors-of-a-suicide-reattempt-by-seasonality-and-the-method-of-a-previous-suicide-attempt-a-cohort-study-in-a-japanese-primary-care-hospital
#18
Minoru Sawa, Hiraki Koishikawa, Yoneatsu Osaki
Suicide has a great impact on the individual whose life is lost and the bereaved family members. The risk of a suicide reattempt is particularly high during the first 12 months after a suicide attempt. In this cohort study, risk factors for a suicide reattempt were explored among 291 patients at suicide risk. Clinical and demographic data were collected from a Japanese primary care hospital. Past psychiatric history and multiple diagnoses were associated with suicide reattempts in both genders. Drug overdose, past psychiatric history, and the summer season were linked to suicide reattempts among males...
December 28, 2016: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027006/developing-through-bereavement-dealing-with-loss-during-adolescencea-review-of-dealing-with-dying-death-and-grief-during-adolescence-by-david-e-balk-contributors-corinne-cavuoti-and-anne-m-smith-2014-new-york-routledge-265-pp-isbn-978-0-415-53450-50-39-95
#19
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024674/acknowledging-sexual-bereavement-a-path-out-of-disenfranchised-grief
#20
Alice Radosh, Linda Simkin
Despite increasing awareness of the importance of sexuality for older adults, research and popular literature rarely acknowledge what we term "sexual bereavement" - mourning the loss of sexual intimacy when predeceased. The reluctance to acknowledge sexual bereavement may create "disenfranchised grief" leaving the bereaved unsupported in coping with this aspect of mourning. This preliminary study focuses on women in the United States and sought to determine whether they anticipate missing sex if predeceased, whether they would want to talk about this loss, and identified factors associated with communicating about sexual bereavement...
November 2016: Reproductive Health Matters
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