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Palliative & Hospice Nursing : Grief & Bereavement

UW Library Catalog Subject terms

Books on Grief or Grieving

There are many books on grief, grieving, or bereavement.  This is only a very small selection from the UW Library catalog.

Grieving Support Groups

There are many national groups that sponsor local chapters offering support groups.  It is more and more common for people to become part of virtual support groups by joining an online grief group, and many of the groups referenced above also provide online group support for grief.  There are also specific online support groups for adults, children and teenagers.

Some examples of online support groups are, but notlimited to:

Grief Share ( is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. 

The Compassionate Friends ( is a national, non-profit network for bereaved parents and siblings.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children ( offers a center locator which can connect families with support in their community.

Twinless Twins ( provides support for twins and other multiples who have lost their birth partners due to death or other estrangement at any age.


The National Widowers’ Organization ( serve surviving spouses.

There are organizations that offer support after specific losses, such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (

The Association for Death Education and Counseling ( has a searchable database of thanatologists, that is, counselors who are trained to work with the dying and bereaved. 

GriefNet ( for adults, and for children, KID'S are 2 online grief support networks.

Motherless Daughters Support Groups ( Hope Edelman lists support groups by state.

Additional Online Resources

Videos from Deathwise