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

Mary O'Brien, Andrew Kirkcaldy, Barbara Jack, S Bell, Katherine Knighting, Brenda Roe

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
    Event25th International Symposium on ALS/MND - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 1 Dec 2014 → …


    Conference25th International Symposium on ALS/MND
    Period1/12/14 → …


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