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.

Understanding grief

Some gentle recommendations for the early months of bereavement.

Grief: A normal and natural response to loss

Descriptions of normal reactions (physical, emotional, work-related, and spiritual) to the death, using the words of grieving people.

A checklist of tasks after a death

A list of people to notify, places to contact after the death of a loved one.

On dealing with death by Rev. Kenneth Czillinger

More gentle descriptions and recommendations for the middle months of grieving.

Keeping a personal journal/Support/Information and resources

Personal journal writing is described as a tool for self-reflection and growth during bereavement. Information on bereavement support services.

Things to do when I'm feeling blue

A worksheet to be filled out, then called upon when feeling blue.

Recovering from grief by Rabbi Dr. Earl A. Grollman

Recommendations for adapting after the difficult work of bereavement.

After the first year by Fr. Terrence P. McGillicuddy

A hopeful letter for the first anniversary of the death.

Tips for handling grief at the holidays

Twelve ideas to assist the bereaved during the holidays.


Bereavement and grief support groups.