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How Can Hospice Help:

    GRIEF RESOLUTION FACTORS



    Dealing with Loss

    Some key factors that impact upon resolution of grief are:

    • The bereaved person’s relationship with the deceased
    • The length of the patient’s illness
    • The ability of the bereaved to participate in the care of the patient
    • The bereaved person’s ability to express emotions and accept support
    • The strength and nature of the family system
    • The bereaved person’s general health and lifestyle
    • The bereaved person’s reaction to previous loss
    • The availability of support systems for the bereaved person



    Hospice’s bereavement program incorporates many resources that have proven effective over time, the most fundamental resource being the commitment of people who listen. Hospice offers individual counseling and memorial services at the time of death, follow-up visits, follow-up phone contact, group sessions, supportive social events and more, as needed, for up to thirteen months after the patient's death.