A one-day programme of study designed for Registered Nurses, Doctors, and Allied Health Professionals working in a variety of care settings, whose role may include supporting and advising patients who are end of life. This course provides the essential knowledge and information to prepare staff with confidence in how to manage loss and grief, for their patients and significant others. Bereavement and loss are frequently unaddressed topics within health care.
Common terminology what are we talking about bereavement, mourning, grief etc
What is Bereavement?
Society and bereavement/grief
What bereavement theories underpin what we know today? - Overview of theorists from Bowlby to Stroebe
How do we deal with bereavement?
Whose role is it to deal with bereavement?
How can we help as Health professionals?
What can aid us use of assessments (genograms etc) What is grief?
Normal grief/complicated grief patterns
What determines how we grieve?
What is loss?
What losses do we see?
How do we react?
Understand the importance and the challenges of bereavement care in modern healthcare
Describe the significance of bereavement theories when identifying the needs of the individual
Demonstrate techniques which will assist in the assessment of bereavement needs
Describe grief and its patterns, while demonstrating an understanding of how we grieve
List the losses that a patient/family/significant other may see
Understand the impact of loss onto a patient and or the family/those important to them when faced with the potential or actual losses associated with disease.
Acknowledge the need for support and self-care within the work environment
Reflect on your own practice and identify learning which will assist in implementing change within your own clinical setting