Grief and Bereavement Policy Statement
A joint policy statement from PCA and the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Everyone at some point will experience the death of someone close to them. Grief is the normal emotional reaction to loss, but the course and consequences of bereavement will vary for each individual. Palliative care integrates the psychological, spiritual and cultural aspects of care, and offers a support system to help carers and families cope during the person's illness and in bereavement. PCA and ACGB expect all providers of palliative care have the capacity to assess family and carers needs for bereavement support.