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Consulting with the bereaved patient

Consulting with the bereaved patient

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 1, 2018


March 1, 2018

Programme Description

In this module Dr Pipin Singh explains how to to identify risk factors associated with abnormal grief reactions. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include recognised stages to bereavement and when to consider medication.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List the recognised stages of bereavement
  • Identify common psychiatric presentations in bereaved patients
  • Be aware of abnormal grief reactions
  • Signpost patients to useful resources
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh

    Test author
    MIMS Learning editor

    Scenario author
    Dr Tasneem Kapasi


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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