October 9, 2015
Source: BMC Medicine 2015, 13:235
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Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This study aims to determine the association between place of death, health services used, and pain, feeling at peace, and grief intensity. The authors determined factors influencing death at home, and associations between place of death and pain, peace, and grief. Findings suggest that dying at home is better than hospital for peace and grief, but requires a discussion of preferences, GP home visits, and relatives to be given time off work.
Length of publication: 14 pages
July 16, 2015
Source: Sue Ryder
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Date of publication: July 2015
Publication type: Webpage
In a nutshell: Sue Ryder has published findings from a new survey which highlight how sharing experiences of bereavement has a positive impact on how long it takes people to feel better. The research, which was conducted with Census Wide and had 2,053 respondents, found that it takes an average of two years, one month and four days to feel better following a bereavement.
“Sue Ryder’s new online community support service is an excellent way of bringing bereaved people together, so they do not feel isolated and can more easily get the peer support, advice and information they need.”
More information about the new online community and support is available on the Sue Ryder website.
October 27, 2011
Title: When a person dies: guidance for professionals on developing bereavement services
Source: NHS National End of Life Care Programme
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Publication type: Report
In a nutshell: The publication covers the principles of bereavement services, along with bereavement care in the days preceding death, at the time of death and in the days following death. It also includes guidance on workforce and education and the commissioning and quality outcomes of bereavement care.
Length of publication: 40 pages