Researchers at Christopher Newport University are conducting a survey study on caregivers’ grief and experiences with hospice and are requesting volunteers.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between caregivers’ grief and the experiences of the person who is now deceased, family members, and the professional caregivers with hospice. Specifically, this study will investigate emotions, thoughts, physical experiences, and behaviors tied to a significant loss through death, and their associations with background information and experiences with hospice. The data drawn from this study will be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed and shared with researchers and health professionals interested in the psychological effects of grief and hospice-related services.
If you decide that you want to participate in this study, you will be asked to read this consent form and indicate your consent by clicking on the appropriate link. To take part, you must:
- Be an adult (18 years or older).
- Have experienced the death of an important person or family member in the last 2 years.
- Have received hospice services as a family during the end stage of the deceased’s life.
- Provide complete and usable information in order for your survey to be included in this study.
The online survey will ask questions regarding thoughts, feelings, physical experiences, and behaviors associated with your loss, distress symptoms, basic information about your background and that of the deceased, and experiences with hospice. The online survey consists of 46 items and should take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.