publication . Article . 2021

A Phone-Based Early Psychological Intervention for Supporting Bereaved Families in the Time of COVID-19

Lidia Borghi; Julia Menichetti; Elena Vegni; Elena Vegni; The Early Bereavement Psychological Intervention working group;
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  • Published: 02 Feb 2021 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 9 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
<jats:p>The exceptional circumstances of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic are making the grief processes challenging for families who are losing a relative for COVID-19. This community case study aimed to describe a phone-based primary preventive psychological intervention that has been delivered to these families by the Clinical Psychology unit of an Italian hospital. In particular, the article reports how the intervention has been organized within the overall hospital care pathway for families, the specific contents and components of the intervention, and the seven-phase structure of the intervention. The unique features and related challenges of th...
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free text keywords: bereavement, clinical psychology, COVID-19, family, hospital psychology, phone follow-up care, COVID-19; bereavement; clinical psychology; family; hospital psychology; phone follow-up care; preventive primary intervention; psychological intervention., Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health, Community Case Study, preventive primary intervention, psychological intervention, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270, Disease, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Psychological intervention, Psychology, Grief, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Phone, Pandemic, Exceptional circumstances, Health psychology
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