Anticipatory Grief In Nursing

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Aim. This review is a report of a concept analysis of anticipatory grief in the nursing discipline.
Background. One of the main emotional challenges among patients and family caregivers is anticipatory grief. Commonly used terms, anticipatory grief and pre-death grief, were inconsistently defined and interchangeably used in literature. However, it is necessary to clarify the unique meaning of anticipatory grief in the nursing to provide caregivers with better quality of care.
Objectives. This review paper is to further examine the definition of anticipatory grief in the nursing discipline by comparing the meanings from other disciplines for the development of nursing practice and science.
Data sources. A literature search was undertaken using

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