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Grief and its manifestations

21 July 2004

Nursing Standard


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...

Ward staff experiences of patient death in an acute medical setting

14 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore how ward staff, including nurses and healthcare support workers, experience patient death in an acute medical setting. Method Thirteen staff, from two...

anticipatory grief and people with learning disabilities

01 July 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The death of a close family member or friend can have a devastating impact on a person with learning disabilities (Hollins and Esterhuyzen 1997, Oswin 1991),...

How cognitive behaviour therapy can alleviate older people’s grief

07 March 2012

Mental Health Practice


Experiencing the death of a loved one is generally considered to be part of growing old and this ‘understandability’ factor is reflected in society’s response to...

A model to help bereaved individuals understand the grief process

12 September 2012

Mental Health Practice


Much of the literature on grief describes a non-linear process and suggests variation according to individual psychodynamics that may prevent those who are grieving...

Grief in the transition from oral to enteral feeding among children

01 December 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Loss of oral feeding may lead to grief that is unrecognised and unsupported, particularly in the presence of learning disabilities. This can evoke resentment and...

How clients cope with the death of a parent

01 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes a qualitative study in which people with intellectual disabilities (learning disabilities in the UK) living in residential homes were asked to...

Open AccessOC13 – Parents’ support needs during and following the death of their baby

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management. Introduction: Support for bereaved parents after the death of a baby in the neonatal period is variable in...

Emotional care for women who experience miscarriage

20 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Sensitive, caring and skilled nursing care for women experiencing miscarriage plays a crucial role in their long-term emotional recovery. For some women, miscarriage...

Support for parents witnessing resuscitation: nurse perspectives

09 July 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim The Royal College of Nursing recommends that appropriately trained healthcare professionals should support relatives who express a wish to witness resuscitation....