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Evidence Informed Bereavement Care

We are particularly proud of this recent collaborative project. Our research scientist, Dr. Ariella Lang, led a pan-Canadian interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and decision makers along with representation from Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) in the development of this document aimed at improving bereavement care that was cofunded by VON and the Canadian Nurses’ Foundation Nursing Care Partnership Program. Although the original goal was to tailor two existing RNAO guidelines (Supporting Families through Expected and Unexpected Events (2006) and Establishing Therapeutic Relationships (2006)) into a bereavement context, it became increasingly apparent that a unique, topic specific package of approaches and interventions was needed.

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