A bereavement after-care service for intensive care relatives and staff: the story so far

Nurs Crit Care. 2003 May-Jun;8(3):109-15. doi: 10.1046/j.1478-5153.2003.00017.x.


The Intensive Care Society (1998) developed Guidelines for Bereavement Care in Intensive Care Units. In response to the guidelines, a group of nurses from the intensive care units at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester have developed a bereavement after-care service for relatives and staff. So far, the service has evaluated well from the feedback received from both relatives and staff, but evaluation is ongoing and the service is being continually developed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aftercare / psychology*
  • Attitude to Death
  • Bereavement*
  • England
  • Family / psychology*
  • Family Health
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Social Support*