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Saturday November 7, 2015

The following are noteworthy articles on health care and grief support from this week:


The Condolences End. Being a Widow Doesn’t. (Washington Post)
“The second year without my husband is in some ways harder than the first.”


Are You There Yet? The Pressure to Get Over Grief (What’s Your Grief)
“One universal truth about grief is that people will subtly and not-so-subtly pressure you to ‘feel better’ well before you’re ready.”


Harp Music Is Therapy for Hospice Patient, Family (Post Bulletin)
“Every Monday afternoon, Hank Scherdin's bedroom in a little house near Goodview becomes a place for music and laughter, for singing on key or off, and for a group of friends gathered as they have for more than 40 years.”


It’s Time to Talk Honestly About Dying (Washington Post)
“In general, communication about end-of-life care in the United States seems to have gotten worse, instead of better, in recent years.”


Writing an Obituary: Tips for Making It Your Own (HealGrief.org)
“Writing an obituary is one of the most intimate steps in beginning the grieving process. This is your best opportunity to share who your loved one was and what they offered to the world.”


Tags: Grief Support