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The Grief-Sensitive Healthcare Project

The Grief-Sensitive Healthcare Project fills the gap that exists in bereavement support within the U.S. healthcare system by equipping healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills about grief. A collaboration among the Yale Child Study Center, Child Bereavement UK, and the New York Life Foundation, this multifaceted project includes developing resources and providing trainings to healthcare professionals who work with bereaved families in any capacity.

Find Support & Resources

Grief is highly individual, and there is no one right way to help a bereaved family. Browse the topics below for tips and resources on grief-sensitivity based on a child’s age, or the specific type of loss a family has experienced.

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Grief is not uncommon in obstetric and gynecological healthcare settings. Although these grief experiences may not all be the same, they are all valid. In this webinar, we will discuss the grief that families experience and facilitate the application of this understanding when providing healthcare to families in obstetrics and gynecology.

Latest Stories

Dr. Paola Ayora is board certified in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In this blog, she describes her experience working with grieving patients, families, and colleagues, and how this influenced her decision to pursue additional training in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.

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