a Bereavement Search Filter for use in PubMed, the free online version of Medline. The death of a loved person is a significant loss and people respond differently to such a loss with some experiencing intense and persistent grief. Bereavement is therefore an important part of care and care planning. The search filter is an experimentally derived, tested and validated tool that makes finding existing and emerging evidence easy.
The Bereavement Search Filter has been combined with 21 topic searches dealing with important aspects of bereavement care such as therapies or assessment, and bereavement in specific population groups. The Bereavement Search Filter and the PubMed Searches are now available in the Clinical Evidence section of the CareSearch website.