How to manage patient death and care for the bereaved

S. W. Tolle, D. L. Elliot, D. E. Girard

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The physician's support of the family should not end with the patient's death. Careful attention to the needs of the family at the time of death and during acute grief can decrease their suffering. A humanistic approach to a grieving family is facilitated by the physician's familiarity with practices surrounding death and the effects of bereavement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-95
Number of pages9
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Medicine(all)


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