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Family-focused children’s end of life care in hospital and at home

08 July 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

An increasing number of children and young people require end of life care, and providing them and their families with optimum support at this time is crucial. This...

Needs of bereaved parents following the death of a child or young person from cancer

11 December 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

narrative review

Parental grief is unlike any other grief and is physically and emotionally overwhelming. About 20-30 young people die each year at a treatment centre following a...

Sleep disturbances in bereaved older people: a review of the literature

06 October 2020

Mental Health Practice


Sleep disturbances are often seen in older people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, such as a partner or spouse. Older family carers are...

National Children’s Hospitals Bereavement Network standards for supporting families following the death of a child

23 September 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

Family-centred care

In England, a child death review process must be undertaken when a child dies, regardless of the cause of death. Scotland and Wales have their own version of the...

A focused mapping review and synthesis of current practice in qualitative end of life research with the bereaved

22 August 2019

Nurse Researcher

recruitment and participation

Background Nursing research is dedicated to improving care, but research into end of life care can be challenging because of a possible reluctance by researchers to...

Exploring the social and cultural patterns of male grief and their associated health effects

19 October 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

mental health

Death, bereavement and grief are inevitably encountered when working in healthcare and nursing, particularly in oncology settings. However, the long-term effects of...

Bereavement and children’s mental health: recognising the effects of early parental loss

19 July 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

literature review

Parental death in childhood is a traumatic event and, as a consequence, bereaved children can be at an increased risk of developing mental health issues in...

How to verify the death of a patient

26 May 2020

Nursing Standard

end of life care

When a patient dies, it is important that nurses understand their role in the verification of death. This article explains the steps required to verify the death of...

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

end of life care / CPD

Carers have a vital role in end of life care in all settings. They are essential in enabling people to live at home at the end of their lives. Carers give and...

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to discuss death and bereavement

19 March 2020

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes a public engagement project on bereavement involving people with intellectual disabilities. The project was a practical application of...