Dealing with death: an audit of family bereavement programs in Australian intensive care units.

@article{Valks2005DealingWD,
  title={Dealing with death: an audit of family bereavement programs in Australian intensive care units.},
  author={Katrina Valks and Marion Lucy Mitchell and Chris Inglis-Simons and Anthony Limpus},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={146, 148-51}
}
Patient death in Intensive Care Units (ICU) can be sudden and unexpected, leading to emotionally charged situations and life changing circumstances for family members. Supporting families during and after this critical period is particularly challenging for ICU nurses who often feel dissatisfied with the way they deal with the situation. Bereavement programs in various areas of nursing have been reported to be beneficial in promoting normal grief patterns. There is, however, a lack of research… CONTINUE READING