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Looking through the lens of receptivity and its role in bereavement support
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2015)
  • Pippa Blackburn, Griffith University
  • Pam McGrath, Griffith University
  • Associate Professor Caroline Bulsara, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Abstract
Receptivity is a new concept within the area of scholarship on bereavement. There is a dearth of research that specifically focuses
on individuals’ receptivity in relation to bereavement support. This is particularly the case within the context of rural, regional, and
remote locations. There is also a noticeable absence in the literature on bereavement support to Aboriginal families.
Understanding receptivity in relation to bereavement in rural areas is important, particularly as bereavement support is an
important area of service to the community by palliative care services. Receptivity to bereavement services has been
identified as a critical factor in participation in bereavement support programs. This review provides a starting point by
outlining the present literature on receptivity and bereavement.
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Publication Date
2015
DOI
10.1177/1049909115595608
Citation Information
Blackburn, P., McGrath, P., and Bulsara, C.E. (2015). Looking through the lens of receptivity and its role in bereavement support. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1049909115595608