You have just lost a loved one and perhaps you will enter a difficult period, a time of separation, of adjustment. A time of mourning.
In the past, those in mourning were dressed in black or white, wore a black armband, a button on the lapel and everybody knew they were going through a painful time and recognized it.
Today there are fewer external signs, but the inner reality remains.
This informations is intended primarily for those most affected. We want to give them some points of reference when they enter this period of mourning. You will recognize for yourself some of the feelings, some of the situations described, others will mean nothing to you. Each individual is different and reactions to the loss of a loved one vary greatly.
You will discover that these emotions experienced will help you reconnect with life and carry on.
Carry on... it’s easier to say than do. But you have to carry on bearing on your own the load that you spent so many years bearing together. People tell you: life goes on. It’s true: at the beginning, it’s life that drives us
Demain l’Au-Delà écrit par Maurice Ray et Alain Burnand
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HUG can provide support in your bereavement, whatever form this takes, in its various phases, with the experiences and emotions that are specific to each phase.
- Practical information for when someone dies (FR) : This brochure provides all the practical information needed by those who have lost a loved one while they were hospitalized at HUG.
- If you have just lost a child (FR) : This leaflet describes the different psychological stages of bereavement for the loss of a child. You will also find contact details for the services that can help and support you during this process.
- If you have just lost your baby (FR) : This brochure explains the specifics associated with losing a baby (before or after birth)
- Death certificate (FR) : Additional information and support.
- Three times a year, remembrance ceremonies are organized by the chaplaincy (FR) with a team of care providers for relatives, friends, patients and caregivers. Its purpose is to pay tribute to those who have died at the hospital.
- Every March, together with the chaplaincy, a multidisciplinary team arranges a Remembrance ceremony for parents, families and caregivers who are facing the loss of a child or baby (before or after birth).