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Grief for pets. Part 3: Supporting clients

By C. Hewson

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Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how the death of an animal companion affects clients, and how to communicate with them. This article introduces some practical approaches and wording that you might use to support clients at the end of their animals' lives.

Publication Title Veterinary Nursing Journal
Volume 30
Issue 1
Pages 26-30
ISBN/ISSN 1741-5349
DOI 10.1080/17415349.2014.983790
Language English
Author Address CJ Hewson Limited, Calyx House, South Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3DU, UK.
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  1. Animal diseases
  2. Animals
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Canidae
  5. Canine
  6. Carnivores
  7. Cats
  8. Dogs
  9. Euthanasia
  10. Mammals
  11. nurses
  12. Pets and companion animals
  13. services
  14. vertebrates
  15. Veterinarians
  16. veterinary practices
  17. Veterinary profession