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Type: Journal article
Title: A grief diagnostic instrument for general practice
Author: Clark, S.
Marley, J.
Hiller, J.
Leahy, C.
Pratt, N.
Citation: Omega-Journal of Death and Dying, 2005; 52(2):169-195
Publisher: Baywood Publ Co Inc
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0030-2228
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Sheila Clark, John Marley, Janet E. Hiller, Catherine Leahy and Nicole Pratt
Abstract: Assisting patients to deal with loss is a major, yet unrecognized, role of general practitioners. Although instruments exist for measuring grief resulting from a given loss, such as bereavement, none exists that detects and measures grief from any loss. This study describes the development of the Grief Diagnostic Instrument for this purpose in general practice patients. Evaluation showed it to be a concise, valid, reliable and sensitive measure, and acceptable to general practice patients. The instrument investigates and measures grief from multiple losses rather than a single loss compared to other grief scales. Suggestions have been made for further validation studies. Its use in future grief research and clinical practice are described.
Keywords: Grief; diagnosis; clinical medicine; patients; physicians (General practice); bereavement; emotions; medical care; loss (psychology)
Rights: © Baywood Publishing
RMID: 0020060727
DOI: 10.2190/9AP6-DGY9-EY2Y-Q4M8
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