New understandings of parental grief: Literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46 (5), 506 513. Request Article PDF New understandings of parental grief: Literature review Health professionals have a critical role in supporting bereaved parents and rely on models of grief to inform and guide their practice.
INTEGRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEWS AND METAANALYSES New understandings of parental grief: literature review Ruth Davies MA PhD RGN RSCN RHV DipPsych PGCE Senior Lecturer in Child Health, School of Health Science, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK Contemporary literature has formed the focus of this review but older material has been included to trace how theoretical perspectives on parental grief have evolved over time. Findings. Theoretical perspectives, on which models of grief are based, have evolved continuously over the last century.
Also, traditional and new models differ because in New understandings of parental grief: literature review Davies, Ruth 00: 00: 00 Background. Health professionals have a critical role in supporting bereaved parents and rely on models of grief to inform and guide their practice. In the first year after the death of their child, parents regulated their intense feelings of grief through lossoriented, restorationoriented, andor meaning reconstruction strategies.
Often, parents relationships with others and many of the bereavement followup and support services helped them in this regard. Theories of bereavement continue to change and develop. This literature review explores the history of Western bereavement theories, beginning with Freuds grief work, moving to the stage theories, and concluding with current constructivist thought of making meaning and continuing bonds with the deceased.
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