Saying goodbye in the intensive care unit: helping caregivers grieve

Pediatr Nurs. Jan-Feb 1991;17(1):103-5.


The need for critical care caregivers to complete their own grief work when a patient dies deserves special attention. Positive coping with grief and loss can be encouraged through formal programs and individual and group memorial services.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Death*
  • Funeral Rites
  • Grief*
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training / organization & administration
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*