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What is a bereavement program in children's hospitals?

A bereavement program supports families through the death of a child. The bereavement coordinator provides grief support to patients, families, and staff. They can help with the following services:
  • educate families about grief
  • identify ways to cope with grief
  • identify resources for grieving families
  • provide bereavement cards and newsletters
  • provide grief support groups

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