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Bereavement Services Provided under the Hospice Model of Care: Stephen R. Connor and Barbara Monroe

H ospice, as a philosophy of care, has always considered the provision of bereavement support to be a key characteristic or standard of practice.Since the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (1979) published Assumptions and Principles Underlying Standards of Care for the Terminally Ill, virtually all hospice standards have included an expectation that bereavement services be provided to families usually for a minimum of one year after the death of the patient.