5G: The Impact of Sibling Loss on Surviving Children

Amy M. Funk, PhD, RN-BC

Sibling death has been referred to as “double loss” because the sibling relationship has been lost and the parental relationship is disrupted. Sibling grief has been linked to poor physical and mental health outcomes. Child grievers are at a particular disadvantage to understand.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Identify three common themes of the sibling grief experience
  • Identify three positive approaches to addressing sibling grief