Innovations in bereavement education

PUBMED ID:

21524021

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Authors:

Wright PM

Institution:

Department of Nursing, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510, USA. wrightp2@scranton.edu

Title:

Innovations in bereavement education

Source

J Nurs Educ. 2011 Aug;50(8):476-8. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110415-02. Epub 2011 Apr 15

Abstract

Advanced practice nursing students provide care for clients and families in numerous settings where they will encounter end-of-life issues. Thus, graduate nursing education should include information on current trends in thanatology, such as the debate over the proposed complicated grief criteria and the paradigmatic shift toward evidence-based grief theory. In this article, an innovative approach to teaching bereavement content to graduate nursing students during a 3-hour class is presented. The assignments were developed specifically for adult learners with clinical experience. Students' responses to the learning activities and recommendations for modifications of the teaching methods are presented.

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