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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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages107-127
Number of pages21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Event25th International Symposium on ALS/MND - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 1 Dec 2014 → …

Conference

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

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    O'Brien, M., Kirkcaldy, A., Jack, B., Bell, S., Knighting, K., & Roe, B. (2014). Bereavement support needs of family carers of people with Motor Nerone Disease (MND). 107-127. Poster session presented at 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Brussels, Belgium. https://doi.org/10.3109/21678421.2014.960178