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Comparison of mothers and grandmothers physical and mental health and functioning within 6 months after child NICU/PICU death

Losing a child is devastating for parents and grandparents. Family and friends generally focus on comforting and supporting the bereaved parents, unintentionally ignoring the bereaved grandparents. Grandmothers and grandfathers often struggle with wanting to help their adult children (deceased child’s parents) without usurping the parents’ responsibilities and decisions regarding...

Health and Functioning in Grandparents After a Young Grandchild’s Death

This cross-sectional study examined the physical and mental health, grief and role functioning of 136 grandparents in the first year after death of their young grandchild (newborn through 6 years). Grandparents were 36–77 years old; 73 % female; 24 % Hispanic, 38 % Black/African American, and 38 % White. Mean age of the 115 deceased grandchildren was 12.8 months (SD = 20.71) with...

High-Risk Pregnancy: Postpartum Rehospitalization

University School of Nursing, North Miami, FL, USAMargaret S Hamilton, Dorothy Brooten & JoAnne M Youngblut AuthorsSearch for Margaret S Hamilton in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for ... Dorothy Brooten in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google ScholarSearch for JoAnne M Youngblut in:Nature Research journals • PubMed • Google Scholar Corresponding author Correspondence to Margaret S