Journal of Professional Nursing

Grief and Bereavement: A Hospice Experience 

Kate Reid, RGON, ADN, Dip.Onc.Nst. (London), Burwood Hospice, Christchurch 

Reference:  Reid, K. (1989). Grief and Bereavement: A Hospice Experience. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 4(3), 7-10.


As professional nurses skilled in oncology care you will have experienced the enormity of the patient and family’s grief when they hear a diagnosis of cancer.  The tragedy, the conflict, unhappiness and general mess commonly found in any death, dying or loss situation will be familiar to you. Continued…

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