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Adult Resources and Grief Services

Aging with Dignity, Five Wishes

Beacon Hospice - a local hospice company.

Bereaved Parents of the USA - national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to the bereaved parents grandparents or siblings after the death of a child

Boston Medical Center Behavioral Health - offers one on one support as well as the possibility of support groups.

Hospice of North Shore and Greater Boston - a local hospice company.

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Massachusetts Health Care Proxy (English)

Miss Foundation - international volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. (counseling, advocacy, research, and education) services to families experiencing the death of a child.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care - a local hospice company that also offers groups and workshops for grief.

Single Fathers Due to Cancer - assists single fathers due to cancer cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.

The Compassionate Friends - Supporting families after a child dies and offers monthly support groups in many areas 
 

Books for Transitions, Grief, and Loss

“Gone from my sight, the dying experience” by Barbara Karnes, RN

“How to Survive the Loss of a Love” by Peter Mc Williamsn, Harold H. Bloomfield, and Melba Colgrove (Mary Book / Prelude Pr; October 1993).

“On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler (Scribner; June 5, 2007)

“Water bugs and dragon flies, explaining death to young children” by Doris Stickney

“When Someone Dies: the Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death” by Scott Taylor Smith and Michael Casteleman (Scribner; March 12, 2013).

“When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Harold S. Kushner (Anchor; August 24, 2004).

“I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping, and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One” by Brook Noel (Sourcebooks; May 1, 2008)

Grief Services and Materials for BMC Patients, Families, and Staff

 

Contact Us

Call: 617.414.5442


Boston Medical Center
Bereavement Committee
Attn: Amanda Wright,
Social Work Supervisor
Menino Pavilion
840 Harrison Ave, Rm 5104
Boston, MA 02118
Amanda.Wright@bmc.org


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