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Keywords

bereavement, death, grief, supportive care, widowhood

 

Authors

  1. Larese, Cheri L. MS, RN, CHPN

Abstract

The literature review presented in this article looks at the challenges faced by spouses as they make the transition into widowhood. Conclusions from these studies present supportive interventions for the nurse so that he or she can assist a recently widowed spouse to make this role transition.