An older person may grieve due to a decline in physical, mental or cognitive health. It is also important to acknowledge that a client’s family members might start to grieve before their death. Healthdirect has a webpage on understanding anticipatory grief. CareSearch provides an overview about abnormal grief. The Agency for Clinical Innovation has an educational video on bereavement. palliAGED offers a variety of resources to learn more about grief, loss and bereavement. There are links to a guide to assessing bereavement and support and a tool to distinguish between depression and grief.
Grief Australia offers education and training opportunities for health professionals and the wider community to enhance grief and bereavement knowledge and practice. Education and training programs are offered as seminars, workshops, courses, conferences, webinars and customised training that meet the specific needs of organisations and agencies.
Page updated 08 December 2023