Treasure Weekend: supporting bereaved siblings

Title

Treasure Weekend: supporting bereaved siblings

Creator

Potts S; Farrell M; O'Toole J

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

1999

Subject

adolescent; Child; Humans; infant; bereavement; Terminal Care; hospice care; social support; Program Evaluation; Sibling Relations; Self-Help Groups; Preschool; sibling bereavement

Description

The importance of allowing bereaved siblings the opportunity to be involved and mourn the loss of a sibling family member has gained increasing recognition. Child family members may need support in the same way that parents might need support to cope with a devastating loss. However, there are often few support services specifically focused to support bereaved children. Therefore, this article describes how a children's hospice provides specific support for bereaved siblings, by providing an opportunity for bereaved siblings to share a residential support weekend, known as the Treasure Weekend. The article describes the rationale, aims and the experience of the children's hospice, in facilitating this support service.
1999-01

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Potts S; Farrell M; O'Toole J, “Treasure Weekend: supporting bereaved siblings,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 30, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11816.