Longitudinal changes and predictors of prolonged grief for bereaved family caregivers over the first 2 years after the terminally ill cancer patient's death Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Caregivers
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Neoplasms
  • Terminally Ill

abstract

  • Prolonged grief in bereavement diminished over time and was predicted by modifiable factors before, during, and after bereavement. To facilitate bereavement adjustment and avoid prolonged grief, healthcare professionals should develop and provide at-risk caregivers with effective interventions starting when patients are still alive to improve their dying experience, to facilitate preparedness for the patient's forthcoming death, to alleviate caregivers' preloss depressive symptoms, and to enhance their perceived postloss social support.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0269216315603261

PubMed ID

  • 26311571

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 495

end page

  • 503

volume

  • 30

number

  • 5