Grief and its manifestations
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Grief and its manifestations

Kathleen Dunne Nurse lecturer, Clinical Education Centre, North & West In-Service Education Consortium, Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

This article summarises the main theories of grief and how it manifests itself. The main stages in the grieving process are examined by reviewing the literature. It is important that nurses have some knowledge of the potentially complicated process involved in grieving to offer help and support to bereaved persons.

Correspondence kdunne@alt.n-i.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 45,45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.07.18.45.45.c3652

Published in print: 21 July 2004

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Keywords :

Bereavement - Grief