Grief Resources

This page provides resources for patients and families, as well as for the general public.

If you would like to see resources here on special topics of interest, please let our Director of Pastoral Care, Malcolm Marler, know by emailing him here.

1.  “The Conversation Project

It’s not easy to talk about how you want the end of your life to be. But it’s one of the most important conversations you can have with your loved ones.

This Starter Kit will help you get your thoughts together and then have the conversation.  This isn’t about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms. It’s about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care.  Open this Starter Kit here (PDF form).

2.  Advance Directives (Living Wills)

It can be difficult for doctors and loved ones to know what kind of treatment you want if you are unable to tell them. The best way to make sure your wishes are respected is to discuss them with your health care provider and your loved ones while you’re healthy and then fill out an Advance Directive form. We hope you will consider filling one out.

Open and print this Advance Directive for your own use (PDF form).

3.  UAB Hospital Patient and Visitor Guide » 

UAB Medicine is here to assist you in all aspects of your care and to provide you with relevant information regarding your upcoming experience at one of our clinic or hospital locations. We understand how stressful hospitalization or treatment can be, and we want to ensure that we provide a safe and comfortable healing environment for all involved.

4.  UAB Medicine Patient Resources