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Bereavement Care for Healthcare Professionals: Healthcare Professionals, Death & Dying

How do Healthcare Professionals Deal With Grief?

This Research Guide addresses research about how healthcare professionals deal with grief in their day to day work. The research comes from PubMed, YouTube and other Internet resources. All online resources, including articles and videos, are free. Feel free to share with colleagues.

How Healthcare Professionals Deal with Bereavement, Death & Dying

1.

Bereavement support for family caregivers: The gap between guidelines and practice in palliative care. 

 

Aoun SM, Rumbold B, Howting D, Bolleter A, Breen LJ.

 

PLoS One. 2017 Oct 4;12(10):e0184750. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184750. eCollection 2017.

 

PMID: 28977013 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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2.

The contributions of family care-givers at end of life: A national post-bereavement census survey of cancer carers' hours of care and expenditures.

 

Rowland C, Hanratty B, Pilling M, van den Berg B, Grande G.

 

Palliat Med. 2017 Apr;31(4):346-355. doi: 10.1177/0269216317690479. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

 

PMID: 28281406 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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3.

Cancer patient age and family caregiver bereavement outcomes.

 

Francis LE, Kypriotakis G, O'Toole EE, Rose JH.

 

Support Care Cancer. 2016 Sep;24(9):3987-96. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3219-x. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

 

PMID: 27129838 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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4.

The lasting impact of the therapeutic alliance: Patient-oncologist alliance as a predictor of caregiver bereavement adjustment.

 

Trevino KM, Maciejewski PK, Epstein AS, Prigerson HG.

 

Cancer. 2015 Oct 1;121(19):3534-42. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29505. Epub 2015 Jun 4.

 

PMID: 26042653 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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5.

Bereavement After Informal Caregiving: Assessing Mental Health Burden Using Linked Population Data.

 

Moriarty J, Maguire A, O'Reilly D, McCann M.

 

Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug;105(8):1630-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302597. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

 

PMID: 26066918 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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6.

Validation of the Quality of Dying-Hospice Scale.

 

Cagle JG, Munn JC, Hong S, Clifford M, Zimmerman S.

 

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Feb;49(2):265-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.06.009. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

 

PMID: 25057986 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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7.

Grief after patient death: direct care staff in nursing homes and homecare.

 

Boerner K, Burack OR, Jopp DS, Mock SE.

 

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Feb;49(2):214-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.05.023. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

 

PMID: 24996033 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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8.

Preparedness for death and adjustment to bereavement among caregivers of recently placed nursing home residents.

 

Schulz R, Boerner K, Klinger J, Rosen J.

 

J Palliat Med. 2015 Feb;18(2):127-33. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0309. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

 

PMID: 25469737 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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9.

Doctors do cry.

 

Pruthi S, Goel A.

 

Indian J Med Ethics. 2014 Oct-Dec;11(4):249-51.

 

PMID: 25377039 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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10.

Palliative and end-of-life care in stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

Holloway RG, Arnold RM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Lewis EF, Lutz BJ, McCann RM, Rabinstein AA, Saposnik G, Sheth KN, Zahuranec DB, Zipfel GJ, Zorowitz RD; American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, and Council on Clinical Cardiology.

 

Stroke. 2014 Jun;45(6):1887-916. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000015. Epub 2014 Mar 27. Review.

 

PMID: 24676781 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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11.

General Practitioners' experiences of bereavement care and their educational support needs: a qualitative study.

 

O'Connor M, Breen LJ.

 

BMC Med Educ. 2014 Mar 27;14:59. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-59.

 

PMID: 24670040 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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12.

The end-of-life experience: modifiable predictors of caregivers' bereavement adjustment.

 

Garrido MM, Prigerson HG.

 

Cancer. 2014 Mar 15;120(6):918-25. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28495. Epub 2013 Dec 2.

 

PMID: 24301644 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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13.

Bereavement care for older people in healthcare settings: qualitative study of experiences.

 

Stephen AI, Wilcock SE, Wimpenny P.

 

Int J Older People Nurs. 2013 Dec;8(4):279-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00319.x. Epub 2012 Feb 7.

 

PMID: 22309395 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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14.

Mourning on morning rounds.

 

Vallurupalli M.

 

N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 1;369(5):404-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1300969. No abstract available.

 

PMID: 23902480 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

 

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15.

Bereavement among hospice caregivers of cancer patients one year following loss: predictors of grief, complicated grief, and symptoms of depression.

 

Allen JY, Haley WE, Small BJ, Schonwetter RS, McMillan SC.

 

J Palliat Med. 2013 Jul;16(7):745-51. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0450. Epub 2013 May 22.

 

PMID: 23697816 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

 

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