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Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Comfort in the Moment

There is no timetable for grief and loss. Hasbro Children’s Hospital has developed resources and programs to assist families who are coping with the recent loss of a child. 

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For additional information and support, please contact Patient and Family Centered Care at 401-444-7562.

Your Personal Grief 

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is very individual - there is no right or wrong way to grieve.

  • Grieve in your own way. The grief process is never the same for any two people. Do not compare yourself with others in similar situations. Heal in your own way and in your own time. 
  • Accept your emotions. Death brings many reactions in widely contrasting combinations. You may feel a range of emotions including denial, panic, anger, guilt, and sadness.
  • Share your feelings with others. Find good listeners who will understand your feelings and your grief.
  • Sometimes, people feel the solution to their grief is an attempt to “forget.” To the contrary, it is good to remember and speak of the life of your child.
  • Maintain hope for the future. Be patient with yourself. The depth of sorrow will diminish in time.

Memorial Program

Every fall, Hasbro Children’s Hospital hosts a special program to honor those in its community who have passed away. Family members, loved ones, and all hospital staff are welcome to attend. 

To find out more information, call 401-444-7562 or email Bereavement@lifespan.org.