Grief and bereavement theories
Edith Buglass Macmillan head and neck clinical nurse specialist, Maxillofacial Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
This article explores the main theories of grief and bereavement. It is important that nurses have a good knowledge and understanding of the processes and stages involved so that they can support individuals who are bereaved. The terms grief, mourning and bereavement are defined and the unique experience of loss is emphasised, acknowledging the importance of person-centred care.
Nursing Standard. 24, 41, 44-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.41.44.c7834Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review