Bereavement ServicesOffered in Adult Intensive Care Units in the United States

Author(s): Jennifer L. McAdam, RN, PhD, and Alyssa Erikson, RN, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2019

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Family-Centered Care

Population: Adult

Role: Manager

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Losing a loved one in the intensive care unit (ICU) is stressful for family members. Providing bereavement support to them is recommended. However, little is known about the prevalence of bereavement services implemented in adult ICUs.

Objectives

  • List common types of bereavement follow-up services.
  • Identify barriers in establishing bereavement programs and bereavement follow-up services in adult ICUs.
  • Identify the three variables associated with ICUs that have bereavement follow-up services.
  • Discuss interventions to address the barriers for adult ICUs offering bereavement follow-up services.

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