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Recognized death: anticipatory grief experience of relatives of patients at the end of life

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5548

Keywords:

Bereavement, Palliative care, Caregivers, House Calls, Neoplasms

Abstract

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.

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Posted

02/14/2023

How to Cite

Magalhães, S. B. de, Daltro, M. R., & Reis, T. S. dos. (2023). Recognized death: anticipatory grief experience of relatives of patients at the end of life. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.5548

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