Helpful Websites & Articles for Coping with Loss, Grief and End of Life

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: December 12, 2013

The following websites and articles may be helpful in coping with grief and loss.  Please speak to your healthcare provider if you are finding that your grief is interfering with your daily life.  They can help you find support to get through this difficult time.  Remember that most hospice organizations have bereavement support programs that you can access even if your loved one was not a patient in that hospice.


Hospice Websites

Hospice Foundation of America
This site offers a wealth of information about hospice, including a feature to find a hospice near you.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information about hospice and palliative care, care giving, grieving and finding a provider near you.

American Hospice Foundation
Aims to improve access to hospice through public education, professional training and advocacy. Site has articles on many topics related to hospice care.


Coping With Loss & Grief

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One - The American Cancer Society

Grief, Bereavement, and Coping with Loss - The National Cancer Institute

Support for Grief and Loss - CancerCare - Offers online support groups and education


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