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Supporting children and families facing death of a parent: part 2.

Kennedy, Catriona, McIntyre, Rosemary, Worth, Allison and Hogg, Rhona (2008) Supporting children and families facing death of a parent: part 2. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 14 (5). pp. 230-237. ISSN 13576321

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    Abstract/Description

    The aim was to report on the views of children, parents and key stakeholders of a new bereavement support service for families where a parent is dying from cancer.

    A qualitative pre- and post-intervention evaluation
    design was used. Case study methods allowed multiple
    perspectives to be accessed so broadening the scope of the
    evaluation.

    A purposeful sample of six families was recruited from the community palliative care service. Each case study comprised a family, a health professional and the family
    support worker. Six key stakeholders also contributed data.

    Data gathering included individual and family group
    interviews, non-participant observation and interviews with
    nominated health professionals, key stakeholders and the family support worker. Analysis of pre- and post-intervention data were supported by QSR NVivo.

    Children and families with complex and/or enduring
    needs benefited from the specialist expertise and interventions provided by this service.

    Risk assessment procedures should be used to identify need and ensure limited resources are directed appropriately. Many children and families can be supported within
    the community drawing on their own social networks.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 13576321
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bereavement; Grief; Children; Support required; Survey; Support services; Nursing; Risk Assessment;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
    600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Item ID: 2437
    Depositing User: Dr. David A. Cumming
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 12:27
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 13:23
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2437

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