TITLE

Implementing a Bereavement Program

AUTHOR(S)
Ross, Mary W.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on a trial bereavement program that critical care units can adopt to provide comfort for the families and closure for the nurses. It relates the process of starting a bereavement committee to reach out to families after the death of a loved one in a critical care unit. It describes the features of the bereavement program. It presents comments from family members who were included in the trial bereavement program.
ACCESSION #
35453408

 

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