Understanding the bereavement experience of grandparents following the death of a grandchild from a life‐limiting condition:A meta‐ethnography

Tatterton, Michael J. and Walshe, Catherine (2019) Understanding the bereavement experience of grandparents following the death of a grandchild from a life‐limiting condition:A meta‐ethnography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (7). pp. 1406-1417. ISSN 0309-2402

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Abstract

Aim To increase understanding of grandparental grief following the death of a grandchild from a life‐limiting condition. Design Meta‐ethnography. Data sources Academic Search Complete CINHAL, Embase, psycINFO, PubMed and Web of Science, supplemented by manual search strategies (in 2015, updated 2018). Review methods Studies were appraised and synthesized using the principles of meta‐ethnography. Findings Three superordinate themes were identified: ‘influence of the relationship with their grandchild’, ‘influence of the relationship with the grandchild's family’ and ‘pain’. The simultaneous, multigenerational position of grandparents meant individuals experience emotional pain from witnessing the experience of family members. Conclusion Many factors that contribute to the bereavement experience of grandparents are outside of their control. The roles, positions, and support needs of grandparents need to be acknowledged to better meet their needs as parents, grandparents, and individuals who have experienced a child death.

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Journal of Advanced Nursing
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tatterton, MJ, Walshe, C. Understanding the bereavement experience of grandparents following the death of a grandchild from a life‐limiting condition: A meta‐ethnography. J Adv Nurs. 2019; 75: 1406– 1417. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13927 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jan.13927 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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27 Oct 2020 13:55
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