Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: practice characteristics of Australian and New Zealand paediatric oncology units.

@article{deCinque2004BereavementSF,
  title={Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: practice characteristics of Australian and New Zealand paediatric oncology units.},
  author={Natarlie deCinque and Leanne Monterosso and Gaye Dadd and Ranita Sidhu and Ramona Lucas},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={131-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The impact of childhood cancer on the patient and family is devastating and results in significant emotional and physical effects on the child and family. An increasing awareness of the role of health care professionals at this time has led to the development of hospital-based bereavement support services. However, many services are not evidence based, and family support varies between institutions. The objective of this study was to determine current practice relating to hospital… CONTINUE READING