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What makes grief difficult? Perspectives from bereaved family caregivers and health care providers of advanced cancer patients

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dc.contributor.author Stajduhar, Kelli I.
dc.contributor.author Martin, Wanda
dc.contributor.author Cairns, Moira
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-23T17:58:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-23T17:58:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Stajduhar, K.I., Martin, W., & Cairns, M. (2010). What makes grief difficult? Perspectives from bereaved family caregivers and health care providers of advanced cancer patients. Palliative and Supportive Care, 8, 277-289. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951510000076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4703
dc.description.abstract Objective: Family members who take on the role of caregiving for someone who is dying begin bereavement after being emotionally and physically taxed by the caregiving experience. The course of bereavement is influenced by a number of factors, including health problems, financial concerns, social support, and family relationships. This paper reports on findings from a secondary analysis of qualitative data from a study examining family caregiver coping in end-of-life cancer care, to describe, from the perspectives of bereaved family caregivers, their perspectives on what made their grief difficult. Method: Qualitative data from three focus groups with family caregivers (n ¼ 19) and two focus groups with health professionals (n ¼ 14) were subjected to interpretive thematic analysis. Results: Our finding suggest three broad areas that make family caregivers’ grief difficult: (1) dealing with occurrences in everyday life; (2) dealing with challenges specific to the caregiving situation; and (3) dealing with the healthcare system. Significance of results: The findings provide an important beginning point in understanding the types of issues that seem to make grief difficult for family caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life and can help professional groups to understand what is needed by family caregivers in terms of support and delivery of services. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This research is supported by the Canadian Cancer Society through a grant administered by the National Cancer Institute of Canada. Dr. Stajduhar is supported by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Moira Cairns is supported by a Junior Graduate Trainee Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.subject Advanced cancer en_US
dc.subject Grief en_US
dc.subject Bereavement en_US
dc.subject Family caregivers en_US
dc.subject Healthcare providers en_US
dc.title What makes grief difficult? Perspectives from bereaved family caregivers and health care providers of advanced cancer patients en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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