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Caregivers experience multiple losses during the downhill trajectory of a loved one's terminal illness. Using mixed methods, this two-stage study explored caregiver grief during a terminal illness and after the care recipient's death. Caregiver grief was a state of heightened responsiveness during end-stage care: anxiety, hostility, depression, and trouble(More)
This study explored distress and coping strategies during and after breast cancer treatment. Open ended interview questions were used to explore stress and coping across the illness trajectory and during continuing care. With permission, 49 of the 50 interviews were audiotaped. Interviews also involved the use of the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R),(More)
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