Abstract

The Delphi technique was used to obtain expert panel consensus to prioritize content areas and delivery methods for developing staff grief and bereavement curriculum training in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) field. The Delphi technique was conducted with a panel of 18 experts from formal and informal disability caregiving, nursing, and hospice and bereavement service provision. Results showed that training should help staff identify and support service users experiencing grief. Importantly, staff also needs help in managing their own grief. Organizational policies and resources should be instituted to support the grief processes of both service users and staff. Practice-based applications are discussed, and research implications are presented for training evaluation.

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