Archive | Grief

Sending Holiday Cards After A Death: the great debate

There’s a new article on What’s Your Grief.  Although you can read the post below, we recommend you head to the site for an optimal reading experience. Sending Holiday Cards After A Death: the great debate – 2017-12-06 10:42:03-05 After losing a loved one there are approximately a million holiday grief challenges that arise.  From bursting into tears in the […]

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Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge is a nonprofit organization which hosts a website that can assist caregivers and those dealing with a serious illness to connect with friends and family in a simple and organized way. Sharing health updates can be stressful and time-consuming. This website can help you simplify sharing your status and needs to those around you in [...]
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Bereavement Resources

BOOKS Note: the links provided are for your convenience only. VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California is not an affiliate for any publisher or online service Albom, Mitch – Have a Little Faith – a true story Albom, Mitch – The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Alexander, Eben – Proof of Heaven, about [...]
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I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die

VNASC would like to share this thoughtful article by Louis M. Profeta, M.D. I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life March 15, 2017 By Louis M. Profeta, M.D. (This piece appeared previously on Dr. Louis Profeta’s LinkedIn page.) In […]

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Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control.

Grief: Coping With Loss of Control Grief isn’t an emotional experience, it’s an entire paradigm shift.  When something bad happens that’s beyond a person’s control, like the death of a loved one, they often reevaluate their entire understanding of the world and their role within it.  If the world is erratic and unpredictable, then what does [...]
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Grief at the Holidays

At holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season. Holidays or not, it is important for the bereaved to find ways to take care of themselves. The following guidelines may be helpful: […]

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