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Bereavement

As an illness progresses, a person, their family, carers and friends may experience intense feelings of grief associated with losses and the relationship changes that unfold. Following a death, most bereaved people do not require counselling or specialist support. General practitioners can help by acknowledging the experience of grief or bereavement and providing reassurance. A GP may identify people experiencing more severe or prolonged grief reactions and assist them to receive psychological support.

Resources for GPs

Resources for the Bereaved

 Page updated 09 October 2019