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  • Bereavement in Childhood
    When death occurs, young children in particular may need the concrete experience of seeing the parent after death. Bereaved adults find it particularly difficult to help a child in this way, and the general practitioner could offer to accompany the child. Similarly, children benefit from attending the funeral but need some protection from the raw expressed grief that may be shown at that time.
    URL: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/316/7135/931
    (Added: 12-Aug-2000 Hits: 4707)
  • Choice In Dying
    Choice In Dying, the inventor of living wills in 1967, is dedicated to fostering communication about complex end-of-life decisions.
    URL: http://www.choices.org/
    (Added: 6-Dec-1998 Hits: 3588)
  • Collusion in doctor-patient communication about imminent death
    Almost all patients with cancer want to know their diagnosis and most patients also want to be informed about the chance that they will be cured. This does not imply that these patients want to hear the really bad news about their condition. Many patients, when they fear that their prognosis is rather poor, do not ask for precise information and do not hear it if it is provided by the doctor. Our study started from the observation that, after their first course of chemotherapy virtually all patients with small cell lung cancer in a university hospital programme showed a "false optimism" about their recovery, in the sense that the patients' interpretations of their prognosis were considerably more optimistic than those of their doctors.
    URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/321/7273/1376
    (Added: 30-Nov-2000 Hits: 2050)
  • Grief and Loss
    At many points after a loss, the grieving person can benefit from the support of others. Individual grief reactions can vary widely, not only from person to person, but also within the same person over time. Accordingly, friends need to be ready to accept and support the griever through a wide range of emotions.
    URL: http://www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/?page_id=175
    (Added: 6-Feb-2000 Hits: 5175)
  • WidowNet
    An information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
    URL: http://www.widownet.org/
    (Added: 18-May-2005 Hits: 1104)
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