Whose grief is it anyway? a study of the impact of working in a children’s hospice organisation

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    Abstract

    For a child to die is not the natural order of things, and no parent expects to outlive their own child. The impact on families of losing a child is enormous. What, therefore, is the impact on staff who work in this environment? This book explores the issues for staff of working in a children's hospice environment. There is very limited research into this area and most focusses exclusively on the needs of care-giving staff. This book explores the needs of a cross section of staff including both professionals involved in care and those involved more widely accross the organisation, for example fundraising, administration, and retail. Analysis of data identified that all staff, regardless of role are affected by working in a children's hospice environment. This book brings some important new evidence to light which has implications for organisations in palliative care and also those in other fields delivering care in an emotionally challenging environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherVDM Verlag
    ISBN (Print)9783639228519, 3639228510
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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