NHPCO is committed to ensuring hospice and palliative professionals and volunteers are knowledgeable about trauma-informed end-of-life care and that they practice in manner that actively resists traumatization or re-traumatization of those receiving and providing care. To this end, NHPCO has formed a Work Group to define the term, educate hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers, and support the provision of trauma-informed end-of-life care.

2021 Resources Series – New

Resources for Easing Stress and Trauma in Time of COVID-19

Grief Related Resources
The toll of COVID-19 on family members cannot be understated. For every death, it is estimated that there will be a minimum of nine bereaved family members. The consequences of the death of a loved one in addition to all the secondary losses experienced during a pandemic as well as other natural disasters and mass casualty events can be traumatic, trigger trauma symptoms and have dire consequences.

The hidden perils of unresolved grief
McKinsey Quarterly | September 10, 2020

America isn’t ready for the coming wave of grief
Opinion by David M. Perry | February 11, 2021

What elements of a systems’ approach to bereavement are most effective in times of mass bereavement? A narrative systematic review with lessons for COVID-19
SAGE Journals | Volume: 34 issue: 9, page(s): 1165-1181
Article first published online: July 31, 2020; Issue published: October 1, 2020