Recognized death: anticipatory grief experience of relatives of patients at the end of life
Keywords:Bereavement, Palliative care, Caregivers, House Calls, Neoplasms
The Home Care Service (SAD) provides home palliative care to patients with advanced stage cancer and their families. Mourning is a subjective, dynamic process, experienced in a unique way by the subject who has lost something/someone important to him/her. Thus, the objective was to understand the anticipatory grief experience of family members of terminal cancer patients, accompanied by a SAD, 11 family members with a heterogeneous profile participated in the study. The method used was the Focus Group, whose content analysis indicated that anticipatory grief was processed from three categories: meeting with the severity of the disease; family and care; psychic elaboration of anticipatory grief. It can be concluded that being accompanied by the SAD proves to be a facilitating element for the elaboration of anticipatory grief and a protection factor against a complicated future grief.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Suzane Bandeira de Magalhães, Mônica Ramos Daltro, Tatiele Santos dos Reis
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.