Overview - Systematic review of the literature on complicated grief
A systematic review of the literature on complicated grief
This review by leading Australian bereavement researchers provides a summary of the background to the concepts of complicated grief, its risk factors, the tools that are used to assess it, and its relationship with other psychiatric disorders.
Ref: Kristjanson L, Lobb L, Aoun S, Monterosso L. A systematic review of the literature on complicated grief. Perth: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. 2006:117pp.
From: WA Centre for Cancer & Palliative Care, Edith Cowan University
Debate - Why Prolonged Grief Disorder Should be Listed as a Mental Disorder
Discussion of the current status of PGD in DSM-5
Why Prolonged Grief Disorder Should be Listed as a Mental Disorder
PGD has been a controversial diagnosis prior to its inclusion in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. This article is by Richard Bryant, Professor & Director of Traumatic Stress Clinic at UNSW Australia, who discusses the debate, and the emerging understanding about treatment options for PGD.
Ref: Bryant R. Why Prolonged Grief Disorder Should be Listed as a Mental Disorder [Internet]. The Conversation; 2012 Oct 26 [cited 2015 Mar 6].
Video - Disenfranchised grief: Dr Ken Doka
Disenfranchised grief: Dr. Ken Doka
In this interview, Dr Ken Doka talks about his research on disenfranchised grief, describes who is affected by it, and discusses the implications for the people who are affected.
Ref: Springer Publishing Company. Disenfranchised grief: Dr. Ken Doka [Video]. Springer Publishing Company; 2013 Oct 4.
Standards - Evidence based model for providing bereavement support
Bereavement support standards for specialist palliative care services
Useful for GPs to be aware of what bereavement support may typically be offered to their patients by palliative care. Based on current understandings of bereavement, this document suggests a bereavement support pathway and standards for use by palliative care services, including the timing of assessments and interventions
Ref: Hall C, Hudson P, Boughey A. Bereavement support standards for specialist palliative care services. Melbourne: Department of Health, State Government of Victoria; 2012 Nov.