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Increase your knowledge of how to support people who are experiencing bereavement – not just in the context of someone dying, but where they may be grieving the loss of a limb or breast or coping with a loved one being diagnosed with a life limiting illness.


RCN members only

Who is this resource for?

This resource is aimed at nurses and nursing support workers across all settings and levels of practice, including students of health, social work and care professions.

What will this resource give me?

  • overview of bereavement and the different contexts it may include
  • acknowledgment of how grief affects friends and family
  • access to a list of resources offering advice and information on bereavement.

Date updated

21 Aug 2022

Resource lead

No Author(s) Information available.
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