COVID Conversations: Grief in the Time of COVID-19


We meet with Kathie Supiano to learn about the impact COVID-19 is having on grief and bereavement, the increased risk of complicated grief as well as ways some of the risk factors for complicated grief can be addressed. 

To better support our clients and community, Faith and Hope Hospice in Pasadena CA is developing several online support groups. We are currently conducting a survey to understand the needs of the people we serve. This will help us provide relevant services, including topics of interest, duration of group, days & times to meet, and a few other details. This is another way we are making Faith & Hope Hospice the best hospice Los Angeles has to offer. 

To complete the Online Grief Support Group Survey visit

Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, FT, APHSW-C is an Associate Professor and the director of Caring Connections grief program at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She teaches Interdisciplinary Approaches to Palliative Care for graduate students in Pharmacy, Social Work and Nursing, and Geriatric Care Management. Dr. Supiano’s research is in clinical interventions in complicated grief, prevention of adverse grief outcomes, suicide survivorship, overdose grief and prison hospice. She has been a practicing clinical social worker and psychotherapist for over 35 years. Her clinical practice has included care of older adults with depression and multiple chronic health concerns, end-of-life care, and bereavement care. Dr. Supiano is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, and a Fellow of Thanatology. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, the Board of Directors of Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification Board, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care. She received her PhD in Social Work at the University of Utah as a John A. Hartford Foundation Doctoral Fellow. 

Faith & Hope Hospice is dedicated to providing the best hospice care Los Angeles has to offer and bringing helpful information to our clients and community. This is especially true during the time of COVID. That’s why we are presenting COVID Conversations: a new web series on coping through the pandemic with interviews conversations and information. Find more at  

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