Year: 2001 Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, v.134, no.3, (6 February 2001), p.208-215 SIEC No: 20041150

This consensus paper describes the essential skills that clinicans need to help persons who are experiencing grief after the death of a loved one. 4 aspects of the grieving process are reviewed: anticipatory grief, acute grief, normal grief reactions, & complicated grief. Techniques for assessment & recommendations about intervention & indications for referral are provided for each aspect. (44 refs)