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Conference Paper: Bereavement care for sudden death

TitleBereavement care for sudden death
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherHong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkspm.com.hk/newsletter/
Citation
The 6th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium, Hong Kong, 22 June 2009. In Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine, 2009, n. 2, p. 10 How to Cite?
AbstractThere were around 40,000 deaths in Hong Kong every year, with over 9,000 as unnatural deaths that mandated reporting to the Coroner’s Court. Unnatural deaths include occupational and vehicular accidents or accidents of any types, suicides, homicides, and acute medical conditions. These deaths are usually sudden for both the deceased and the family, and pose a different trajectory for grieving. Based on literature review and frontline experiences, the unique features of bereavement by sudden death - the unpreparedness, the possibility of traumatic witness, the secondary traumatisation of the necessary procedures, the possible ambiguous loss, as well as the intertwine of trauma and bereavement are discussed. With a mapping of the possible trajectory, bereavement care at different stages, addressing these unique features, is suggested and elaborated with illustrative case examples. Practical insights in provisions of bereavement care for such group are also highlighted.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115614

 

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dc.contributor.authorChow, AYM-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T05:53:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T05:53:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationThe 6th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium, Hong Kong, 22 June 2009. In Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine, 2009, n. 2, p. 10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115614-
dc.description.abstractThere were around 40,000 deaths in Hong Kong every year, with over 9,000 as unnatural deaths that mandated reporting to the Coroner’s Court. Unnatural deaths include occupational and vehicular accidents or accidents of any types, suicides, homicides, and acute medical conditions. These deaths are usually sudden for both the deceased and the family, and pose a different trajectory for grieving. Based on literature review and frontline experiences, the unique features of bereavement by sudden death - the unpreparedness, the possibility of traumatic witness, the secondary traumatisation of the necessary procedures, the possible ambiguous loss, as well as the intertwine of trauma and bereavement are discussed. With a mapping of the possible trajectory, bereavement care at different stages, addressing these unique features, is suggested and elaborated with illustrative case examples. Practical insights in provisions of bereavement care for such group are also highlighted.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkspm.com.hk/newsletter/-
dc.relation.ispartofNewsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine-
dc.titleBereavement care for sudden death-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailChow, AYM: chowamy@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChow, AYM=rp00623-
dc.identifier.hkuros162670-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage10-
dc.identifier.epage10-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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