Year: 1974 Source: Texas Medicine, v.70, (1974), p.94-98 SIEC No: 19820251

This paper discusses the physician’s role and suggests how to effectively deal with relatives of deceased patients. Focus: initial responses with relatives, using reality based vocabulary, limiting explanations to medical reasons, time-line explanation of grieving process, explanation of resurgent sorrow, grief work for children, and making aware that help is available for working through feelings if it is desired.