Hospice Simcoe’s Bereavement Coordinator, Amy Pritzker MSW RSW, is happy to offer “Bereavement 101” training to individuals who work in health care. We all face dying, death and bereavement in our work and lives. This session is excellent for nurses, social workers, physicians, PSWs, volunteers, really anyone who works front line with clients/patients would benefit from this knowledge! This education opportunity is provided at no expense to the learner.
No matter what our role in health care, we are confronted with grief and loss in our work. In this two-part training, we will address some of the basics of grief, including debunking common myths and misconceptions, how to support a grieving person, and what to do when grief gets messy. Delivered through Zoom, including videos and reflective exercises, this program offers an opportunity to explore grief and loss through the lens of our own experiences and through the stories of others.
We will all experience some amount of grief and loss in our lives. Throughout the past 2 years, we have experienced disappointed dreams, canceled plans, and the upheaval in our normal day-to-day lives. For many, the experiences of illness and the death of someone in their world have been impacted by the inability to mourn and grieve collectively.
While 2020 brought the concept of and discussions about grief to the forefront, many of us are still unsure about what “normal” grief looks like, and how it impacts our lives. Even more of us struggle with how to support someone who is grieving; what to say (or not say), and what to do (or not do). During this presentation, we will explore the basics of grief, mourning, and bereavement, including debunking common myths/misconceptions. There will also be a Q&A period after the initial presentation time.