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After a death: A practical guide for the days and weeks ahead  
Abstract: This helpful handout is a checklist of tasks that need to be done after a death. These tasks include getting copies of a death certificate, finding out if there is a will, locating important papers, notifying Social Security, and canceling the many services that the person may have been using. It includes space for recording what company was called, the name of the contact person, when the call was made, and notes. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2015
Bereavement support services: Resources, support groups, and books  
Abstract: This handout lists community resources in the greater Seattle area for dealing with issues of grief and bereavement. Contact numbers, website addresses, and a brief description of services are included. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 9/2015
From the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This document is sent to families who have lost a loved one in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. The document contains questions about the family's experience and asks for feedback to improve care policies in the NICU.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Guide through grief: Mourning the loss of a loved one  
Abstract: Discusses grief as a natural experience in response to loss, the stages in the grief cycle, ways to help oneself grieve, and the needs of children during grieving. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
Revised Date: 8/2016
Planning a funeral  
Abstract: This article contains helpful information for family members and friends after a loved one's death. It includes sections on "Where to Get Help," "Disposition Options," "Checklist of Tasks," "Planning the Ceremony and Choosing Funeral Home Services," "Selecting a Funeral Home," "Green Burials," and "Ratings of Area Funeral Homes for Quality and Price." This article is reprinted with permission from Puget Sound Consumers' CHECKBOOK, Volume 4, No. 1. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 9/2015
Raising a child who is grieving: Supporting young ones during illness and death  
Abstract: This handout explains how to talk with children when their loved one is seriously ill or has died. It tells how a child might respond to the situation, depending on their age.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 1/2016
What to expect at the end of life: Signs of approaching death and things you can do  
Abstract: This handout explains the process of dying. It includes common physical, mental, and emotional changes that occur in the last weeks, days, and hours of life.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2016
When a loved one dies in the hospital: Answers to common questions  
Abstract: This handout answers common questions that family members and others have when a loved one dies in the hospital. It provides information on autopsies, when an autopsy is requested, organ donation, talking to the doctor about cause of death, obtaining a death certificate, and what happens to the body when it leaves the patient room. Also included are phone numbers and website addresses for resources that may be needed. This handout is included in the hospital's Bereavement Packet.
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 9/2015

 
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