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.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2014|
|Event||25th International Symposium on ALS/MND - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 1 Dec 2014 → …
|Conference||25th International Symposium on ALS/MND|
|Period||1/12/14 → …|
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