August 3, 2018
Source: NHS England
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Date of publication: July 2018
Publication type: Guidance
In a nutshell: This guidance advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care. It sets out different stages following a death and calls on trusts to involve families throughout by providing bereavement support, signposting families to advice and advocacy support along with examples of how trusts are working with families and good practice guidance on specific subjects
Length of publication: 43 pages
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.