The Palliative Care team will keep in contact with the family in a variety of ways to offer support and to make suggestions for resources in the community, such as bereavement support groups.
Some gentle recommendations for the early months of bereavement.
Descriptions of normal reactions (physical, emotional, work-related, and spiritual) to the death, using the words of grieving people.
A list of people to notify, places to contact after the death of a loved one.
More gentle descriptions and recommendations for the middle months of grieving.
Personal journal writing is described as a tool for self-reflection and growth during bereavement. Information on bereavement support services.
A worksheet to be filled out, then called upon when feeling blue.
Recommendations for adapting after the difficult work of bereavement.
A hopeful letter for the first anniversary of the death.
A list of books, videos and websites.
Twelve ideas to assist the bereaved during the holidays.
Bereavement and grief support groups.