Bereavement Risk Assessment Tool (BRAT)

Author(s)Victoria Hospice Society
PublisherVictoria Hospice Society

The Bereavement Risk Assessment Tool, or BRAT, is a psychosocial assessment tool used by care team members to communicate personal, interpersonal and situational factors that may place a caregiver or family member at greater risk for a significantly negative bereavement experience. This information can be collected prior to the death of the patient and used to inform the care team of any immediate concerns regarding caregivers or family members, and may also facilitate the allocation of scarce bereavement services after the death. Manual and CD available through Victoria Hospice Society for $45.

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