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Grief, loss and uncertainty go hand-in-hand. As we age, we are more likely to experience losses and stressors such as the death of a partner or friend, declining mental and physical health, dependency on others or a lowered ability to engage in enjoy
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement publishes fact sheets in a wide range of community languages.
Grieving is the natural and inevitable human response to loss. After a significant loss we may feel like life has less meaning or we may struggle to find purpose in our existence. Bereavement is a common experience for older adults.
When someone can’t share their grief with others or their loss is not acknowledged or validated by others, their grief can be felt even more intensely. This is often referred to as disenfranchised grief. Disenfranchised grief can leave the bereaved p
As we age, we are more likely to experience bereavement resulting from multiple deaths as well as non-death
related grief and loss. We may experience losses such as a decline in our mental and physical health, loss of
memory, loss of home as we kno
Broadly, trauma is ‘a subjective psychological, emotional and physical response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event or series of events’.
Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of the amount of social contact. Loneliness can affect us socially, emotionally and on an existential level. Social isolation is a lack of social
Moving from a family home onto Residential aged care (RAC) is a major life transition for older people. It can be difficult and stressful for all involved, and there is often grief and loss which accompanies change as we age.
It can be difficult for many people when an older person transitions into Residential Aged Care (RAC). Family members, carers or friends are very likely to experience grief and loss as they encounter change, and a different way of life emerges. Somet
The COVID-19 Grief Support Groups has been established to support adults who are grieving the loss of a significant person in their life due to COVID-19 or those whose grief experience has been significantly impacted by the pandemic.
This Fact Sheet aims to provide general guidelines only, relating to grief and bereavement practices in both regional and urban communities. Workers are advised to always consult with the individuals and families they work with to obtain an understan
It is the experience of knowing that change is coming, and
is felt on many levels, emotional, physical, and spiritual. It
also affects how we think and our relationship with others.
In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021 Palliative Care Australia presented a webinar titled, Having a Yarn – Final Footprints: My Culture, My Kinship, My Country.
For some, grief is expressed through obvious signs of distress and a desire to talk. For others, they may be more private or reluctant to talk and prefer to keep busy. Some people feel their grief more whereas others may think about their grief and w
The phrase culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is a broad term used to describe communities with diverse languages, ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, traditions, and religions. Australia is a multicultural country with many different custom
The grief experienced following the loss of a companion animal is real. For some people, a companion animal may be their most central and vital relationship. Pets are especially valued at times of crisis, loss or adversity. They provide social and em
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