Study shows some caregivers may have PTSD, prolonged grief

07/4/2013 |

Caregivers who had lost someone to ovarian cancer six months before showed high levels of resiliency but also symptoms of post-traumatic stress and prolonged grief, according to an Australian study in the journal Palliative Medicine. Study author Dr. Christine Sanderson of Cavalry Health Care Sydney said palliative care can help provide time for a dying patient to be with family, but being present for a death can lead to shock and emotional distress for some caregivers.

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