Grief is the feeling one experiences after a loss (of a friendship, death of loved one, job). Complicated grief refers to grief that lasts for more than a year. Mourning describes the customs and rituals that help a bereaved individual make sense of their loss. Read more: Grief: Loss of a Loved One Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
- Death: How to Discuss this Issue
- Grief and Loss with Richard Kneip
- Grief: Understanding the Loss of a Loved One
- Grief: Helping Your Child Deal With Loss
- Grief and Loss: Mourning Our Troops -- Dottie Ward-Wimmer, RN
Prevention & Wellness
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- 'Palliative Care' Gets a Bad Rap, Study Finds
- Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says
- Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse
- Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression?
- End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities
- Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late
- 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
- Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
- Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds
- Patient Wishes Should Guide End-of-Life Care, Researchers Say
- Health Tip: When Grief Becomes Depression
- Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays
- Pinball Analogy May Help Grief-Stricken Move Forward
- Cancer Docs Often Deal With Own Grief, Doubts When Patients Die
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