Module introduction

On completion of this module, we hope that you will:

 

  • be able to identify, before or soon after bereavement, those at risk of poor psychological outcome

 

  • initiate or carry out the interventions available and needed to reduce that risk

 

  • gain confidence in discussing the causes of physical and psychological ill health and increased mortality associated with bereavement

 

  • be able to explain the diagnosis, aetiology and treatment of prolonged grief disorder

 

  • gain an understanding of the current theories of bereavement and its consequences.

 

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