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ERIC Number: EJ808411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Bereavement Support in an Acute Hospital: An Irish Model
Walsh, Trish; Foreman, Maeve; Curry, Philip; O'Driscoll, Siobhan; McCormack, Martin
Death Studies, v32 n8 p768-786 Sep 2008
In the first Irish study to examine a hospital-based bereavement care program, 1 year's cohort of bereaved people was surveyed. A response rate of over 40% provided 339 completed questionnaires from bereaved next-of-kin. The findings suggest that a tiered pyramid model of bereavement care (the Beaumont model) may be functional in a number of ways. The outreach aspect of the service is successful in providing additional support and information through telephone and postal contact to people at a distance or with mobility difficulties. Those bereaved by sudden death are twice as likely to access the service as those for whom death was expected. These, and other findings, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland