Bereavement Support

The staff at INTEGRIS Hospice in Oklahoma City helps people through grief and bereavement by promoting positive ways to cope with the pain of a loss. Although each individual responds to loss in a unique way, people in grief often feel shock, denial, fear, anger, resentment, hostility, powerlessness, and deep loneliness.

Bereavement support in OKC

When any staff member on the team at INTEGRIS Hospice enters the home of a patient, we are entering a home where loss is already taking place. The loss of schedules, lifestyle, health, dreams, freedoms, and other normal activities naturally cause us pain. Anticipatory grief is a term often used for these feelings, but actually, we are already in the process of grief due these losses.

Grief is not an illness, but the normal process of mourning and reacting to significant changes in one’s life. Bereavement is learning how to live with the change caused by the loss of a significant person.

Our grieving and bereavement care services provide follow-up for the families we have served for at least 13 months, even longer if necessary. In addition, we offer individual grief support, grief recovery groups, and referrals to other community resources. Because we are a non-profit organization, this grief support is free of charge. It is confidential, and offered to anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a significant person.

To learn more about INTEGRIS Hospice Grief Support Program and the grief and bereavement care services, go to Grief Support Groups, or call 405-848-8884.

“Where you used to be there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around  in the daytime, and falling into at night.”
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Bereavement Resources

We recommend a number of bereavement resources in addition to our support group and counseling service.

Channing L. Bete Company
Centering Corporation
Companion Press
Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Compassion Books
Doug Manning
In-Sight Books
James Miller
Willowgreen Publishing

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Oklahoma's largest hospital network
3300 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Phone: (405) 951-2277
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