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

Published on Feb 2, 2021in Frontiers in Public Health2.483
· DOI :10.3389/FPUBH.2021.625691
Lidia Borghi8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Milan),
Julia Menichetti9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Oslo),
Elena Vegni19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Milan)
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 an early bereavement psychological intervention that has been delivered by phone by the Clinical Psychology unit of an Italian hospital to COVID-19 bereaved families. 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 the intervention, along with the implications for clinical practice, are discussed.
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