Comparison of mothers and grandmothers physical and mental health and functioning within 6 months after child NICU/PICU death

Title

Comparison of mothers and grandmothers physical and mental health and functioning within 6 months after child NICU/PICU death

Creator

Youngblut JM; Brooten D

Publisher

Italian Journal of Pediatrics

Date

2018

Subject

Attitude to Death; Bereavement; Blacks; Checklists; Chi Square Test; Cross Sectional Studies; Depression; Employment Status; Grandparents Psychosocial Factors; Grief; Health Status; Hispanics; Human; Intensive Care Units; Interviews; Mental Health; Mothers Psychosocial Factors; Neonatal; Paired T-Tests; Pediatric; Physical Fitness; Post-Traumatic; Psychological Tests; Psychosocial; Stress Disorders; Support

Description

Losing a child is devastating for parents and grandparents. Family and friends generally focus on comforting and supporting the bereaved parents, unintentionally ignoring the bereaved grandparents. Grandmothers and grandfathers often struggle with wanting to help their adult children (deceased child’s parents) without usurping the parents’ responsibilities and decisions regarding the deceased child. Research on mothers’ and grandmothers’ health at about the same time after the same child’s death in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit is lacking. The aim of this study was to compare mothers and grandmothers on physical health, mental health, and functioning in the first 1–6 months after the same child’s death in a neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit.

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Citation List Month

October 2018 List

Issue

10

Volume

8

Collection

Citation

Youngblut JM; Brooten D, “Comparison of mothers and grandmothers physical and mental health and functioning within 6 months after child NICU/PICU death,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 19, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15581.

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