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A bereavement care service to address multicultural user needs

Bereavement, whether it is sudden or expected, can be a bewildering and distressing experience. In the immediacy of a bereavement, relatives may experience numbness and disbelief, combined with an overwhelming sense of isolation and vulnerability. These feelings may be intensified in members of an ethnic minority group. Issues such as lack of effective communication, if the bereaved relatives’ first language is not English, and lack of awareness and sensitivity of funeral rites among ...

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