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Titolo:
A SURVEY OF GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT IN NURSING-HOMES - THE IMPORTANCE OF HOSPICE GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT FOR THE END-STAGE ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE PATIENT AND FAMILY
Autore:
MURPHY K; HANRAHAN P; LUCHINS D;
Indirizzi:
HOSPICE MICHIGAN,16250 NORTHLAND DR,SUITE 212 SOUTHFIELD MI 48075 UNIV CHICAGO,DEPT PSYCHIAT CHICAGO IL 60637
Titolo Testata:
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
fascicolo: 9, volume: 45, anno: 1997,
pagine: 1104 - 1107
SICI:
0002-8614(1997)45:9<1104:ASOGAB>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ANTICIPATORY GRIEF; CAREGIVER; DEMENTIA; CARE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
34
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Citazione:
K. Murphy et al., "A SURVEY OF GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT IN NURSING-HOMES - THE IMPORTANCE OF HOSPICE GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT FOR THE END-STAGE ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE PATIENT AND FAMILY", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 45(9), 1997, pp. 1104-1107

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of grief and bereavement services in nursing homes. To highlight the importance of grief and bereavement as provided in the Medicare hospice benefit for the end-stage Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patient and family residing in long-term care facilities. DESIGN: Telephone survey of nursing homes PARTICIPANTS: Onehundred twenty-one nursing homes in the Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan MEASUREMENTS: The facilities were asked questions about on-site grief and bereavement services, services routinely offered by licensed hospice agencies. RESULTS: Fifty-five percent of the homes sentsympathy cards after the patients death. Ninety-nine percent of the facilities surveyed did not provide materials to the family or primary caregiver on the grieving process or bereavement after the death. Noneof the facilities sent a letter after the patients death informing them of local, community or on-site bereavement support group meetings. Seventy-six percent of the homes were not able to offer a referral to a counseling or psychiatric professional when bereavement interventionwas deemed appropriate. Fifty-four percent of the homes usually went to the funeral home or the funeral of a patient who died at their facility. Ninety-eight percent of the nursing homes neither visited, made phone calls, nor provided written communication (i.e., bereavement newsletter) to the family members after the patients death. CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated few grief and bereavement services for families of patients residing in longterm care facilities. Because grief and bereavement is part of the career of most Alzheimer's caregivers, accessto the Medicare hospice benefit should be encouraged for families of patients with end-stage Alzheimer's Disease residing in nursing facilities.

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