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Bereavement support for family caregivers: The gap between guidelines and practice in palliative care

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About the Course:

This course looks at bereavement care practices of palliative service providers. Surveys of bereaved family caregivers reveals that individuals believe they need more or different services than they received. Key terms: Bereavement; palliative care; end-of-life.

This course is based on the article, Bereavement support for family caregivers: The gap between guidelines and practice in palliative care created by Samar M. Aoun, MPH, PhD, et al. in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Authors

Samar M. Aoun, MPH, PhD

Dr. Aoun is a Professor of Palliative Care at La Trobe University. She has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and many of those articles cover end of life issues and bereavement.

Bruce Rumbold

Bruce Rumbold holds postgraduate qualifications in physics, pastoral care and health social science, and has published in all three fields

Denise Howting

Denise is a Research Officer at The University of Western Australia Centre for Medical Research. She has published multiple articles on palliative care and end of life issues.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan

Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe characteristics of patients and family members who did and who did not receive palliative care.

  2. Distinguish among the settings of palliative care regarding bereavement service provision.

  3. Discuss the difference between standard of care and current practice in providing bereavement services in palliative care.

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