"Support is too fragmented": the bereavement needs of carers and the presence of Prolonged Grief Disorder.

O'Brien, Mary, Jack, Barbara, Kirkcaldy, Andrew, Bell, S, Knighting, Katherine and Roe, Brenda (2015) "Support is too fragmented": the bereavement needs of carers and the presence of Prolonged Grief Disorder. 14th World Congress for European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abstract

Background: The necessity of assessing and meeting family carers' needs during end-of-life care and into bereavement is widely acknowledge, but less attention has been paid to the estimated 10% of family carers experiencing bereavement who develop 'Prolonged Grief Disorder' (PGD). PGD, typically formally diagnosed six months post-bereavement, involves a markedly intense reaction to a loved one's death. Symptoms include difficulty accepting the loss, bitterness, numbness, identity disorientation and a feeling of being stuck in grief. Aims: To explore the experience and awareness of bereavement support and PGD with carers and health/social care professionals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 15:31
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/6474

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