+ What is Grief?

Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something important in your life. Grief is normal yet complex, and not uncommon to those in hospice care and the loved ones that are with them in the journey. Emotional responses to loss can include:

  • sadness
  • irritability
  • fatigue
  • numbness
  • depression
  • relief
  • anger
  • guilt
  • anxiety
  • forgetfulness
  • confusion
  • loneliness

Grief may also involve physical responses such as changes in sleep patterns and appetite, tightness in the throat, nausea, and exhaustion.