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Is pre-bereavement collaboration between family caregivers and healthcare professionals associated with post-bereavement emotional well-being? A population-based survey

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Abstract
Objective: To investigate pre-bereavement collaboration with healthcare professionals and its association with emotional well-being of family caregivers of people with serious illness post-bereavement.Methods: Population-based cross-sectional survey of bereaved family caregivers of people with serious illness (N = 3000) who died two to six months before the sample was drawn (November 2019), identified through three sickness funds in Belgium.Results: Response rate was 55%. As measured by the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), family caregivers scored lower on positive affect (PA) and higher on negative affect (NA) compared to a normative sample. Most family caregivers evaluated the pre-bereavement collaboration with healthcare professionals positively. Family caregivers' evaluation of collaboration with healthcare professionals pre-bereavement was positively associated with PA and negatively with NA, also when controlling for confounding effects of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the bereaved family caregiver and the deceased person.Conclusion: There is a positive association between perceived quality of collaboration at the end of life between healthcare professionals and family caregivers and post-bereavement emotional well-being of family caregivers. Practice implications: Our findings suggest the pertinence of attention from healthcare professionals to effective collaboration with family caregivers.
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General Medicine, Bereavement, Emotional well-being, Healthcare professionals, Collaboration, Serious illness, Family caregivers

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Matthys, Orphé, et al. “Is Pre-Bereavement Collaboration between Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals Associated with Post-Bereavement Emotional Well-Being? A Population-Based Survey.” PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, vol. 110, Elsevier BV, 2023, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2023.107654.
APA
Matthys, O., Dierickx, S., Deliens, L., Lapeire, L., Hudson, P., Van Audenhove, C., … Cohen, J. (2023). Is pre-bereavement collaboration between family caregivers and healthcare professionals associated with post-bereavement emotional well-being? A population-based survey. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107654
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Matthys, Orphé, Sigrid Dierickx, Luc Deliens, Lore Lapeire, Peter Hudson, Chantal Van Audenhove, Aline De Vleminck, and Joachim Cohen. 2023. “Is Pre-Bereavement Collaboration between Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals Associated with Post-Bereavement Emotional Well-Being? A Population-Based Survey.” PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING 110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107654.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Matthys, Orphé, Sigrid Dierickx, Luc Deliens, Lore Lapeire, Peter Hudson, Chantal Van Audenhove, Aline De Vleminck, and Joachim Cohen. 2023. “Is Pre-Bereavement Collaboration between Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals Associated with Post-Bereavement Emotional Well-Being? A Population-Based Survey.” PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING 110. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2023.107654.
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Matthys O, Dierickx S, Deliens L, Lapeire L, Hudson P, Van Audenhove C, et al. Is pre-bereavement collaboration between family caregivers and healthcare professionals associated with post-bereavement emotional well-being? A population-based survey. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING. 2023;110.
IEEE
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O. Matthys et al., “Is pre-bereavement collaboration between family caregivers and healthcare professionals associated with post-bereavement emotional well-being? A population-based survey,” PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, vol. 110, 2023.
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