Towards an Understanding of Grief and Loss
Grief and loss are important, but often uncomfortable, topics to discuss with patients. But for anyone who is grieving, trying to understand and heal from a significant loss, whether it is a person, a pet, a house, a job or one’s health can be difficult and scary. That’s why, as a home health care provider, recognizing the grief process and methods of assisting patients in their grief is a critical skill. Within this 1-hour course participants will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of grief, identify different reactions to grief, understand traits which contribute to successful grieving, and identify ways to care for themselves while supporting someone who is grieving.
Nancy has been a social worker for over 40 years. While starting her career providing direct service, the bulk of her work has been in management positions. She has worked with a variety of client populations, including developmental disabilities, domestic abuse and the elderly, although the last 20 years have been in health care, with the last 17 in hospice care. Nancy has been a presenter both at local as well as national conferences, including NASW Symposium, MA Hospice and Palliative Care Federation annual conferences, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) national conferences, Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) national conference, etc. She served on the Bereavement Steering Committee of the NHPCO for several years as well and is a contributor to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. She recently retired from her position as Director of Supportive Care Services with Seasons Hospice in MA.
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Purchase 1 site to receive 50 seats for this training. Enroll your staff in the training for them to view the recordings, complete the post-tests, and download their certificates of completion.