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The Bereavement Committee at Boston Medical Center provides compassionate, culturally appropriate care and support to patients, families and staff before and after a patients death. The multidisciplinary committee develops and directs programs and has resources available to help people who have recently lost a loved one. 

The committee, along with Volunteer Services arranges for volunteer companions who are part of the Compassionate Companion Program to play a supportive role in end-of-life care by providing a comforting presence for those who are alone or whose families or friends are unable to be present while someone is passing. With the Decedent Affairs Office, it publishes a Bereavement Guide (PDF) filled with practical information for surviving relatives and/or close friends of patients who have recently died. The Bereavement Committee also works with many departments hospital wide to help educate staff and patients on matters involving end-of-life care and using documents that allow others to make decisions for patients (advanced directives) who cannot speak for themselves.

Contact Us

Call: 617.414.5442


Boston Medical Center
Bereavement Committee
Attn: Amanda Wright,
Social Work Supervisor
Menino Pavilion
840 Harrison Ave, Rm 5104
Boston, MA 02118
Amanda.Wright@bmc.org


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