A 7-year-old with cystic fibrosis dies unexpectedly while in the hospital. After the patient's death, the staff closest to the patient have been having trouble coping. Who should be consulted to help the nursing staff cope?


•The chaplain is trained in providing strategies for helping people handle grief.

•The family and physician should be included, but they are not experts about the grieving process.

•Providing vacations does not solve the core of the problem which is helping the staff cope.

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