What is grief?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone you love is taken away.
How is grief expressed?
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is as individual and personal as the persons who express it.
Why is story-telling important?
Sharing the stories about the loved one you lost will aid greatly in the healing of your emotions and your heart. Share your stories whenever you have an opportunity.
HPCT staff value the privilege, which families have given to us, to share end of life care for their loved ones. The experience of grief is different for each person. Most of us experience loss, anger and hopefully, eventual acceptance of the loss. No one should have to experience these feelings alone.
To assist families, HPCT provides bereavement services for 13 months following a patients death. Services include phone calls, letters and informational materials. When needed, more intensive services are offered such as counseling and referrals to other agencies for therapy, bereavement support and financial resources.