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As a society, we are so focused on prolonging life and curing illness that very little thought is given to when we experience the death of someone close to us. The grieving process can often begin while the person is still alive. Individuals who have experienced a death need time to grieve, to remember, and to heal. They also may need help to find information, resources and support.
When is the best time to introduce grief support?
How long should this support be offered after the death?
Should it be offered before the death, and if so, how?
How can this support be shaped to individual needs?