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Patient Participation in Palliative CareA voice for the voiceless$
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Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001

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Bereavement care

Bereavement care

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(p.88) 7 Bereavement care
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Patient Participation in Palliative Care
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Marilyn Relf

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0007

This chapter discusses bereavement care, which is composed mostly of providing support to family members after bereavement. One important factor in the delivery of bereavement care is the ability to listen accurately to what people say about their experiences. The chapter looks at a number of other factors which influence the way that people hear and respond to the voices of bereaved people. It also argues that listening to other people is not a neutral activity, and what people say is filtered through lenses provided by conceptual frameworks, personal experiences of loss, and the quality of communication skills.

Keywords:   bereavement care, bereavement, listening, conceptual frameworks, loss, communication skills

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