Navigation Links
Nurses examine caregiver grief
Date:9/15/2012

Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.

The death of a loved one can be particularly hard for those who were involved in the day-to-day care of the person. This transition can be eased by existing support from nurses and other medical professionals.

"What we know is that the caregiver's primary contact with the health care system is during brief office visits [for the patient]," said Janice L. Penrod, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Nursing Research. "Our goal is to develop an assessment that is fast and efficient to give us a snapshot of that caregiver so that we can at least identify needs, and if not intervene during that brief office visit, give them information and a referral to help them smooth the course."

Penrod and colleagues compared their own theory of caregiving through the end of life to a theory specifically about bereavement by G. A. Bonnano, a clinical psychologist and pioneer in the field of bereavement. That theory suggests grief oscillates, and eventually the grieving caregiver will "return to a state of equilibrium."

Penrod breaks her theory into four stages -- sensing disruption, challenging normal, building a new normal and reinventing normal. The comparisons focus on the last stage, "reinventing normal," which is traditionally known as the bereavement period.

The process of restructuring their lives after their loved one has died is a cyclical one for the caregivers, the researchers theorize. They believe that support from nurses is important to help the family caregiver grieve.

By comparing these two theories, Penrod and colleagues found significant conceptual similarities, which helps validate both theories. The researchers reported their results to attendees at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing 2012 State of t
'/>"/>

Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nurses as effective as doctors in treatment of HIV patients
2. Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections
3. Nurses need to counteract negative stereotypes of the profession in top YouTube hits
4. Phone contact with nurses linked with better outcomes for women with gestational diabetes
5. HF/E researchers examine older adults willingness to accept help from robots
6. American Physiological Society’s October conference examines the integrative biology of exercise
7. CDC traumatic brain injury study to test treatments, examine outcomes
8. Alternatives to Medicares fee-for-service payment system examined
9. BUSM/VA researchers examine new PTSD diagnosis criteria
10. New study examines how ocean energy impacts life in the deep sea
11. Study examines association between Parkinson disease, cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... D.C. (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The ... pleased to announce that Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, ... Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. They will ... MBA, RN-BC, CCM, FACHE, whose induction we reported last ... October 18, 2014, during the 2014 American Academy of ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 In honor of National Take Your ... Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) is offering a ... for their cats. , Many people don’t take their cat to ... a hassle,” but they wouldn’t decide not to take their kid ... cavity. The same goes for pets. Just like people want their ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many web ... carefully, Top10BestSEOHosting.com is here to announce that JustHost, ... suppliers in 2014. , JustHost ( http://www.justhost.com/track/seohosts ) ... shared hosting plan. The company’s approach to hosting ... affordable, accessible and powerful enough for anyone to ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... The Outlier Series announced the next short ... from one of the exceptional women featured in the ... Changers . The title of the upcoming mini e-Book ... McClendon . McClendon is currently a full-time physician’s assistant, ... of WeTV show, Raising Sextuplets. , Jenny was chosen ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Developers of FCPX ... tutorial video for the ProWorld Plugin from Pixel Film Studios. ... Pro X can do and users now have the ability ... Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “Blurring the ... changer.” , Learn how to turn a 2D HDRI image ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 2Health News:Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota Celebrates National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 3Health News:Why Top10BestSEOHosting.com Calls Them Great Web Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:Upcoming Outlier Series eBook about Jenny McClendon, PA-C, Former Start of Raising Sextuplets 2Health News:Upcoming Outlier Series eBook about Jenny McClendon, PA-C, Former Start of Raising Sextuplets 3Health News:Pixel Film Studios Released a New Tutorial Entitled ProWorld Lesson Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2
... can help cut the pain, experts say , SUNDAY, Oct. 18 ... an injection, so it,s no surprise that children will try to ... flu shots this year. , "The good news is that ... their child,s experience when getting a needlestick -- whether it,s a ...
... Signs Proclamation , ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18 ... of Healthcare Quality Professionals in achieving improved patient care ... are driven by the desire to make a positive ... communities. They lead improvement changes not only through content ...
... 17 Nearly 40 local organizations will come together today ... Center to host the Celebrate Your Children, Celebrate You ... from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. , As ... the need for local health and community services has never ...
... Iowa, Oct. 16 The announcement by the U.S. Department of ... three pigs from the Minnesota State Fair in August are the ... swine herd provides an opportunity to stress three important messages: , ... the H1N1 flu from eating pork. Pork and pork products remain ...
... 16 Certain cookie diets recently featured in the media ... apparent health benefits. Smart for Life Cookie Diet should not ... lifestyle featuring products that are all-natural, 60% organic, and filled ... a healthy lifestyle that has become much more than a ...
... , CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 16 The Focused Ultrasound ... Steve Rusckowski to its Board of Directors. , Mr. ... of Philips Healthcare in November, 2006, and has been ... April 2007. He was previously the CEO of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Florida Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week 2Health News:Anthem Blue Cross Teams with Lowell Neighborhood Resource Center to Address Health and Wellness Needs in Fresno 2Health News:Smart for Life(TM) Cookie Diet Provides Nutrients 2Health News:Smart for Life(TM) Cookie Diet Provides Nutrients 3Health News:Philips Healthcare CEO Joins Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Board of Directors 2Health News:Philips Healthcare CEO Joins Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Board of Directors 3
(Date:9/1/2014)... YORK , Sept. 1, 2014 ... is available in its catalogue:  Drug Discovery ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02349116/Drug-Discovery-Technologies---A-Global-Market-Overview.html The ... such as cancer requires extensive expenditure, in addition ... step in designing a new drug involves the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Aug. 30, 2014   Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, ... a new ultrasound system designed to enable global ... increasing patient volumes and cost pressures. Making its debut ... in Barcelona this week, Affiniti ... patients with fewer resources deliver high quality patient care. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 The Competitive Intelligence (CI) ... marketplace changes. CI leaders who adjust will succeed, and ... a new Best Practices, LLC study CI leaders from ... including: - Use secondary research whenever possible ... - Internal staff who are creative thinkers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 2Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 3Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 4Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 5Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 6Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 7Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 8Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 9Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 10Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 11Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 12Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 13Drug Discovery Technologies - A Global Market Overview 14Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 2Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 3Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 4Using the Competitive Intelligence Function to Drive Better Business Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2
... 2007 -,Icagen, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGN) announced today that ... Committee,("DMC") of the Company's ASSERT trial of senicapoc ... in adults, the,DMC recommended that the trial be ... reduction in crisis rate, the primary,endpoint. In making ...
... Inc. announced today that it will have multiple,presentations ... on April 14-18 in Los Angeles. These presentations,will ... oncology,programs including its lead tyrosine kinase inhibitor compound,MP470 ... protein target involved,in cancer cell drug resistance. Presentations ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Icagen Terminates Phase III ASSERT Study 2Icagen Terminates Phase III ASSERT Study 3SuperGen to Highlight Oncology Pipeline Data in Multiple,Presentations at AACR 2SuperGen to Highlight Oncology Pipeline Data in Multiple,Presentations at AACR 3SuperGen to Highlight Oncology Pipeline Data in Multiple,Presentations at AACR 4
... The HypercleanTM 2 ... especially for enclosing benchtop equipment. ... can fit comfortably inside the ... 2 fume containment system unit ...
Benchtop Fume Expeller is a low profile portable fume expeller that can be configured with up to 12 fans. The Benchtop Fume Expeller is available as a recirculating unit or can be attached to existi...
Surgical-grade stainless steel disposable concentric needle with Trocar tip has an insulated platinum-alloy core and two attached 61-cm (24-in) lead wires. Needles sold in packages of 20....
... B OIA test provides rapid detection ... from cervical or vaginal swabs from ... are unknown at the time of ... offers physicians additional information for patient ...
Medicine Products: