Bereavement outcomes of carers of patients with high grade glioma: Experiences of support before and after the death

Elizabeth A. A. Lobb, Georgia K. B. Halkett, Emma McDougall, Rachel Campbell, Haryana M. M. Dhillon, Jane L. L. Phillips, Anna K. K. Nowak

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Abstract

Carers of people with High Grade Glioma (HGG) completed a survey assessing their anxiety, depression, and grief in addition to open-ended questions exploring their experiences of support pre- and post-death (N = 25). One-third reported borderline or clinical levels of anxiety, depression, and grief related distress. Given the poor prognosis and rapid deterioration of patients with HGG, the findings highlight the importance of sensitive communication about prognosis early in the disease trajectory, information tailored to disease stage, the initiation of a referral to psychological support services, and timely discussions about the preferred place of care and death.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1103
Number of pages10
JournalDeath Studies
Volume47
Issue number10
Early online dateFeb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2023

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