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The results of this study add to knowledge of normal anticipatory grief and mourning responses by providing a longitudinal view of caregivers' grief through the experiences of being in a close relationship with someone who is terminally ill, watching the person lose function, and providing hands-on care while simultaneously preparing emotionally for an approaching death.
A psychosocial aspect of terminal care: Anticipatory grief.
They can comfort and sustain not only those who have lost a pet, but those suffering anticipatory grief.
The sadness, incomprehension, disbelief and denial which may also be encountered are part of anticipatory grief which is the experience of the painful reality of relentless loss prior to death [12].
Anticipatory grief is not to be confused with forewarning of loss.