Our study aimed to identify grief, loss and bereavement-related information and support needs of bereaved family member, or family members and carers of older people in the last year of life who are entering or living in residential aged care.
It was undertaken over an eight-week period following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines utilising scientific peer reviewed journal articles retrieved through searches in MEDLINE, Scopus, CINAHL (EBSCO), PsycINFO (Ovid), ProQuest and PubMed. The review identified nine key themes across five caregiving trajectories, including preplacement, transitioning, currently living, end-of-life care, and after death.
Researchers: Prof Jennifer Tieman, Dr Priyanka Vandersman, and Dr Amal Chakraborty
Funding: SA Health