When Caregivers Grieve (IN: Living With Grief: at Work, at School, at Worship, edited by J D Davidson & K J Doka)
Brenner P R
Most caregivers are trained within a model of professionalism which assumes grief is taken care of in a matter of days & the institution is not responsible for what happens in the personal lives of their professionals after bereavement leave is over. This chapter briefly examines the implications of this model. Other models of bereavement care are suggested & the implications of these for healthcare are discussed. Other topics reviewed include: caregiving of the dying, models of care for caregivers, when caregivers grieve within this model, when grieving is hidden, & a practice model for caregivers.