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What part does grief play in the overall wellness of a person? - An Interview with Dr. Bob Smith

By Larry Dawalt, M. Div., BCC, CT


Dr. Smith and I agree that grief ‘is as individual as the relationship that brought it about.’ It’s not one size fits all.

Unless they come right out and tell you, how do you know a person is grieving? Are there some relevant signs? What part does grief play in the overall wellness of a person? I’ve been asked some of these questions over my years as a grief counselor, but in order to consider these questions from the perspective of a physician, I sat down for a conversation with Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region Medical Director, Dr. Bob Smith, to get his perspective from his years as a family physician.