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Grief Resources

The Center for Research on End-of-Life Care offers many helpful resources to assist bereaved people, patients, families,
clinicians and researchers.  

For bereaved individuals we have validated a brief scale to help people gauge their adjustment based on data from thousands
of people who have completed this measure. Data provides information on the characteristics of an adaptive, unproblematic
response as well as the features of more problematic adjustment.

Grief Intensity Scale

After answering a few simple prompts, patients can assess their risk for prolonged grief disorder and identify if they should
seek assistance from a mental health professional.

For clinicians, we offer brief, instructive tutorials to assist in making differential diagnoses for bereavement reactions.
These include video-clips of standardized patients who describe their bereavement reactions.

Request PG-13

Submit a request to download our most popular and robust diagnostic tool for free.


Prolonged Grief Disorder Tutorial

Resources for Clinicians

This library of educational videos can guide clinicians through sample interactions with patients suffering from various
stages of grief.

For researchers, we offer several of our psychometrically validated measures that were developed and tested in NIH-funded
research. These include our PG-13 measure that maps onto diagnostic criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder, versions in
multiple languages, versions for terminally ill patients and their family caregivers, and versions for children and young
adults. We also have measures of USAcculturation, our measure of Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences
of Dying (SCARED), our Peace and Equanimity in the Cancer Experience (PEACE) scale, The Human Connection (THC) scale,
the Yale Evaluation of Suicidality Scale, and the Partner Dependency Scale, among other measures.  

These tools have been published in peer-reviewed journals and are available free for download and use in ongoing and future
research projects.

Resources for Researchers

For researchers, we offer several of our psychometrically validated measures that were developed and tested in NIH-funded
research. These include our PG-13 measure that maps onto diagnostic criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder, versions in
multiple languages, versions for terminally ill patients and their family caregivers, and versions for children and young
adults. We also have measures of USAcculturation, our measure of Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences
of Dying (SCARED), our Peace and Equanimity in the Cancer Experience (PEACE) scale, The Human Connection (THC) scale,
the Yale Evaluation of Suicidality Scale, and the Partner Dependency Scale, among other measures.  

These tools have been published in peer-reviewed journals and are available free for download and use in ongoing and future
research projects.

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Research on End-of-Life Care 525 E 68th St, Box 39,
1414 Baker Pavilion
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-4409