From: Tue 03 Oct, 2023
To:Wed 04 Oct, 2023


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Whose Grief is it Anyway?

The session will consider the concept of professional grief, and how appropriate is it for us to grieve for patients to whom we offer care? We will consider the impact of death and dying on our care giving, the need for selfcare and resilience, and how we identify the impact of our work. We will then consider how to develop our own individual ‘first aid’ activities, and will continue then to broaden our thinking to how we help our team mates.

Suitable for: nurses working in both acute and primary care settings, junior doctors, AHPs, paramedics, care home staff, pharmacists

Delivered Face to Face

Location: voco Oxford Spires

Educational Credits:

+ Venue

voco Oxford Spires

+ Speakers

Srinder Singh - Srinder is a registered nurse who has worked in the field of palliative care for 30 years. She holds a BA(Hons) in Palliative Care and a PGC in Working with Bereaved People, as well as qualifications in teaching and CBT. Her career has involved all aspects of hospice care, from providing direct hands-on care for patients, managing an inpatient unit to running family and bereavement services. In her previous position as Head of Family Support Services she was successful in expanding the service to support young children and teenagers pre and post-bereavement. She has a keen interest and experience in delivering communication skills training courses at foundation and advanced levels to health care professionals and volunteers.
In her role as Bereavement Care and Voluntary Services Lead at Sobell House and Katharine House Hospices she is responsible for the strategic management of both bereavement and voluntary services, including the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteer bereavement support workers and companions.

Kate Butcher - Kate is the Education Lead at OxCERPC and a nurse specialist within the hospice. She has many years' experience of District Nursing and community practice development, working with staff in care homes, primary care and acute settings.
Alongside facilitation of learning in a range of holistic palliative care topics, Kate has been delivering communication skills training for over 12 years now at every level of competence (foundation, intermediate, advanced). She has an interest in the wellbeing of colleagues and is excited to be offering this new study day

+ Course Programmes

08.30-09.00 Registration and Opening activity
09.00-09.30 Welcome and introductions
09.30-10.15 Where does grief come from?
10.15-10.35 Theories of grief
10.35-11.00 Ripples of Grief
11.00-11.15 coffee
11.15-12.15workplace consideration - Expectations around professional grief
12.15-13.00 Language and communication
13.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 Tips & hints, How do we resource ourselves and others?
14.15-14.20 tea
14.20-15.00 More self care techniques
15.00-15.30 Evaluation
15.30 End of day

+ Course Aims

By the end of the session delegates will
• Be able to identify and discuss the topic of grief as it applies to the practice of healthcare professionals
• Have the ability to discuss the different theoretical perspectives of grief and grieving
• Have considered the use of language surrounding the topic of grief, and reflect upon individual practice
• Have developed strategies for self care and care of colleagues
• Be able to discuss and utilise identified self-care resources in everyday work

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