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.
|Publication status||Published - May 2015|
|Event||14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 1 May 2015 → …
|Conference||14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care|
|Period||1/05/15 → …|
O'Brien, M., Jack, B., Kirkcaldy, A., Bell, S., Knighting, K., & Roe, B. (2015). "Support is too fragmented": the bereavement needs of carers and the presence of Prolonged Grief Disorder.. Poster session presented at 14th Congress for the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.eapcnet.eu/Corporate/Events/EAPCpastcongresses/2015Copenhagenreport/Scientificprogramme.aspx