Grief Support

Caring for patients can be challenging on many levels. When a patient dies, the challenges can become even more defined and more difficult. With roughly 1,000 deaths a year at DUH, for example, we acknowledge the potential grief burden this puts on our clinicians and our learners.

We also recognize that clinicians and learners have their own families and can experience loss and grief within their families, and that these two types of grief, professional and personal, can exacerbate one another.

Matters of Grief: Addressing Personal & Professional Grief
The second annual, half-day symposium centered around grief took place virtually in November 2021.  We addressed personal and professional grief as well as reflected on the grief our team members faced because of COVID over the past year and a half.
View the recording from the 2021 symposium.

Matters of Grief: The Duke Response
Hosted for the first time in November 2020, Matters of Grief: The Duke Response is a half-day symposium centered around grief.
View the recordings from the 2020 symposium.

Grief Toolkit
Grief and bereavement is not part of the normal curriculum in medical and other professional schools and we wanted to address that gap with education and support through this toolkit. 

Well-Being Resources
We offer self-directed, guided, and specialized resources covering a wide array of wellness and well-being topics. We encourage you to use the flyers and videos, articles and tip sheets, Duke programming, and the support lines for yourself and your team.


Questions or need grief support: