Category Archives: BEREAVEMENT

Engaging with bereaved relatives: seeking their views about the quality of care provided to their family member in the last days of life

Dr Catriona Mayland is currently undertaking a five-year Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) Senior Clinical Research Fellowship with the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Here, she talks about assessing the quality of care provided in the last days of life and the … Continue reading

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New Death Café in a Hertfordshire village – what did we talk about?

Death Cafés are part of a growing worldwide movement to encourage people to talk about death. Last week, palliative care physician, Dr Mark Taubert, explained how he and colleagues started a Death Café in Wales. Today, Imogen White, a retired social … Continue reading

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The ICD-11 diagnosis ‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ – Problems and opportunities

Urs Münch, a psychologist and psychotherapist from Berlin, Germany, and currently a vice-president of the German Association for Palliative Medicine, continues the discussion on the recent proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to add the diagnosis of ‘prolonged grief … Continue reading

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The healing power of grief

The German Hospice and Palliative Care Association opposes a move to add the diagnosis of ‘prolonged grief disorder’ to a new version of the International Classification of Diseases. Dr Klaus Onnasch, a retired pastor and a grief counsellor, and a member … Continue reading

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Death and the Maiden – How women deal with grief

Ahead of International Widows’ Day tomorrow (June 23), Dr Anna Pedrosa Carrasco, Specialty doctor at Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford University Hospitals, UK, talks about widowhood. This post is an introduction to Anna’s longer article published in the March/April issue … Continue reading

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