Bereavement & Loss
The workshop aims to
– explore losses encountered in health care and their impact
– improve understanding of the issues surrounding loss and bereavement
– review current theories of bereavement and related research and their implications for practice
– consider current models of bereavement support and how to apply them in practice.
Who is the course aimed at?
This workshop is aimed at all professionals who require training in this field
How long is the course?
What will you learn?
– An opportunity to explore the losses encountered in Health and Social Care: developmental loss and change (e.g. the difficulties of adolescence in cared for young people); lost and damaged relationships (e.g. the complexities of re-constituted families); the losses involved in physical/mental illness /disability (e.g. adjustment to pain and dependency); the losses of economic disadvantage (e.g. the problems of debt and unemployment); personal disappointment (e.g. searching for solutions to childlessness); and bereavement.
– A theoretical framework for understanding the psychological, social and cultural nature of loss encountered in Health and Social Care (e.g. including theories of grief, stress, trauma etc).
– The skills necessary to work with peoples? loss (e.g. active listening, identification of feelings, planning strategies and goals etc)
– The strategies and skills necessary to integrate loss and grief into the day to day work of Health and Social Care Staff. This will include looking at the mechanisms for staff support and supervision.
“Thank you for making the course light and fun but also poignant and meaningful” – Human Resources consultant, Hampshire