BMC Cancer Care Center

February 1st, 2019




 Please see below a letter from Bod David, the manager of Cancer Support Systems to BMC Social Workers to remind us all of the Cancer Support Programs BMC offers. Also please see the flyer that was attached. 

Bereavement Gp Flyer

Hello BMC Social Workers,

This is a reminder that the Cancer Support Programs office is offering free ongoing Bereavement Groups for patients and staff who have lost someone to cancer or other long-term or chronic illness. Please keep in mind when deaths occur amongst your patients (and family of fellow staff).

 They are generally offered to bereaved family members 6 weeks to 13 months after the loss occurs. Minimum suggested participation is 4-8 weeks. Registration is required. There is a Monday 10:00-11:30am group and a Thursday 6:00-7:30pm group. Once a group is established, it closes to newcomers for several weeks, then reopens. Currently, the Thursday group is open; the Monday group will start again when there are enough requests.

 Attached is a sheet with the info. Please feel free to copy and distribute as is appropriate.



  Bob David

Manager, Cancer Support Programs

Boston Medical Center

FGH Building, 2nd Floor

820 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02118

Tel. 617-638-7540

Fax  617-638-8512