This interactive workshop will explore the impact that our cumulative experiences of grief have on our personal and professional lives. Using the framework of the National Consensus Project Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, we’ll explore how our cultural backgrounds and past losses influence our understanding and expression of grief. Although caring for those who are seriously ill exposes us to a multitude of losses, few healthcare settings offer a safe place to process these powerful feelings—and few clinicians have had training in grief and bereavement. Social workers may find that they are expected to provide comfort to both families and colleagues without access to care for themselves. Strategies to address these complex and interconnected issues will be explored, with tools and resources provided.
Completion of this class will result in the receipt of 2.5 continuing education hours.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.