Bereavement support needs of family carers of people with Motor Nerone Disease (MND)

O'Brien, Mary, Kirkcaldy, Andrew, Jack, Barbara, Bell, S, Knighting, Katherine and Roe, Brenda (2014) Bereavement support needs of family carers of people with Motor Nerone Disease (MND). 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND December 2014, December 2014, Brussels, Belgium, 15, S1, p. 126, DOI https://doi.org/10.3109/21678421.2014.960178.

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Abstract

Background: The importance of assessing and meeting carers’ needs during end-of-life care and into bereavement is well documented (1). The bereaved have worse health outcomes than comparable groups of non-bereaved individuals and bereavement is associated with mental health issues, increased risk of suicide and increased healthcare costs (2; 3). Around 10% of bereaved people will develop ‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ (PGD) (4) - an unusually intense reaction to the death of a loved one extending beyond the time typically considered normal in bereavement. Little attention has been given to this condition in carers of people with MND.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 15:19
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/6242

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