David Casarett, MD, MA; Jean S. Kutner, MD; Janet Abrahm, MD; End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel*
This consensus paper describes the essential skills that clinicians need to help persons who are experiencing grief after the death of a loved one. Four aspects of the grieving process are reviewed: anticipatory grief, acute grief, normal grief reactions, and complicated grief. Techniques for assessment and recommendations about interventions and indications for referral are provided for each aspect.
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Casarett D, Kutner JS, Abrahm J, End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel*. Life after Death: A Practical Approach to Grief and Bereavement. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:208-215. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-134-3-200102060-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;134(3):208-215.
End-of-Life Care, Hospital Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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