Promoting Excellence : Anticipatory Grief Scale

Anticipatory Grief Scale. This tool was used by Cardinal Glennon after being adapted from recommendations and other sources. (see references)

This is a 27 question survey given to parents before the death of their child to measure grief reactions; used to assess bereavement needs and outcomes.

Clinical Care Tools - Grief & Bereavement

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104

Mary Ann Collins, MHA
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
This pre death interview is conducted between project staff and the child's primary caregiver, either in person or by phone, at baseline and every 3 months.

pediatrics, bereavement care, family experience

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

Theut SK, Jordan L, Ross LA, & Deutsch SI. (1991). Caregivers' anticipatory grief in dementia: A pilot study. Int'l J. Aging & Human Development, Vol. 33 (2): 113-8.

To view this tool:
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Posted June 30, 2003

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital overview page

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