Helping Families Grieve


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Helping Families Grieve
A significant family health issue that nurses frequently face throughout their practice is families losing loved ones and the grief they suffer.
According to
(1984, as quoted in
, et al, 2009) “Grief is the process of psychological, social and somatic reactions to the perception of loss” (p. 141.)
, et al, defined grief more poetically but no less accurately as “an experience that is ongoing, that changes in nature over time, but that involves a continuing relationship with the deceased; it is a graceful, periodic, deliberate walk backwards while keeping a sure foot in living forward” (p. 99). It is an emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive experience that stays with us all our lives. For...
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