Grief ResourcesSupport Someone Who is Grieving
A brief guide for caregivers to understand the physical and emotional symptoms their loved ones may experience at the end of life. Appropriate comfort measures are also suggested in this guide.There is No Right or Wrong Way to Grieve After a Loss
This brochure describes how people react to and experience grief.
Grief Resources for ChildrenWhen a Child Dies
This brochure describes the things you can do to support the child’s family.Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Loved One
This brochure describes some simple steps you can do to help a child in this very difficult time.
Community ResourcesDierksen Support Groups
Dierksen provides regular bereavement support groups for our patients’ families. To learn more about our support sessions, please contact:Arkansas Advance Directives
The Arkansas Advance Directives provide specific instructions to health care providers stating the care or treatment desired. This information provides a definition as well as answers to commonly-asked questions. Also included in the materials is a draft Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney form.Texas Advance Directives
The State of Texas offers numerous helpful advance directive forms which are legal documents allowing individuals to convey decisions about end-of-life care well ahead of need, communicating desires to family, friends and health care professionals and avoiding the potential for future confusion. Included on the state site are:
- Directive to Physicians - also known as a Living Will
- Do Not Resuscitate Information and Form
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney - for property only, not medical decisions
- Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
Texas provides a helpful guide for thinking about end of life decisions. It is presented in an easy-to-follow workbook that highlights ways that you can advocate for what you want as you near the end of life and may be unable to adequately represent your wishes.Guide for Caring for the Seriously Ill
The onset of a serious illness can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get your financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to you, but to your loved ones. This guide provides you information on several steps to consider, if you or your loved one faces serious illness.
We have provided a collection of articles and scholarly journals that may prove helpful in better understanding hospice care and how it relates to end-of-life care options. We hope that you find this information useful.