Interventions for Siblings, Extended Family, and Community Members after Pediatric Death

Sarani Pachalla, Celeste Witting, Kristin James, Kelly N. Michelson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The death of a child is felt by extended family, friends, and community members. Most bereavement care research focuses on programs for parents. Little is known about the efficacy of support programs for other grieving individuals. We conducted a scoping review of the literature describing the efficacy of bereavement support programs for siblings, extended family (other than parents), and community members after pediatric death. We found only four reports describing the efficacy of bereavement support programs for this population. All articles described benefits of the intervention studied. Overall, more rigorous and larger-scale studies are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • bereavement
  • efficacy
  • Pediatric death
  • perinatal death
  • support programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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