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Working with volunteers to provide bereavement support to children

Rosie Nicol-harper

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter highlights several issues, challenges, and joys that are encountered when using volunteers to provide bereavement support to children. The discussion takes information from the available ... More


Bereavement Support for Patients and Families

Diane Snyder Cowan and Karen Hatfield

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The words grief and mourning are commonly interchanged. Simply, grief refers to an internal response, while mourning is the outward expression of the loss. This chapter thus refers to both. It ... More


The next step?

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Dying is a normal part of living and some would suggest the most important. The major challenge for the dying is to accept what is and what will be, but acceptance is not easy. People die alone and ... More


Essential skills

Mary Nevin and James Mulkerrins

in Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199559039
eISBN:
9780191917837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199559039.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing Skills

Children present to the health services with a variety of health needs. The Department of Health (DH) National Service Framework (2004) in the United Kingdom (UK) identifies that children with ... More


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