Grief Resources

Responsive image Support Someone Who is Grieving

A brief guide for caregivers to understand the physical and emotional symptoms their loved ones may experience at the end of life. Appropriate comfort measures are also suggested in this guide.

There is No Right or Wrong Way to Grieve After a Loss

This brochure describes how people react to and experience grief.

Grief Resources for Children

When a Child Dies

This brochure describes the things you can do to support the child’s family.

Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Loved One

This brochure describes some simple steps you can do to help a child in this very difficult time.

Community Resources

Dierksen Support Groups

Dierksen provides regular bereavement support groups for our patients’ families. To learn more about our support sessions, please contact:

Arkansas Advance Directives

The Arkansas Advance Directives provide specific instructions to health care providers stating the care or treatment desired. This information provides a definition as well as answers to commonly-asked questions. Also included in the materials is a draft Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney form.

Texas Advance Directives

The State of Texas offers numerous helpful advance directive forms which are legal documents allowing individuals to convey decisions about end-of-life care well ahead of need, communicating desires to family, friends and health care professionals and avoiding the potential for future confusion. Included on the state site are:

Thinking Ahead: My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End

Texas provides a helpful guide for thinking about end of life decisions. It is presented in an easy-to-follow workbook that highlights ways that you can advocate for what you want as you near the end of life and may be unable to adequately represent your wishes.

Guide for Caring for the Seriously Ill

The onset of a serious illness can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get your financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to you, but to your loved ones. This guide provides you information on several steps to consider, if you or your loved one faces serious illness.

Additional Resources

We have provided a collection of articles and scholarly journals that may prove helpful in better understanding hospice care and how it relates to end-of-life care options. We hope that you find this information useful.