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 caregiving, the need for self-care 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 to broaden our thinking about how we help our teammates.
Suitable for: nurses working in both acute and primary care settings, junior doctors, AHPs, paramedics, care home staff and pharmacists.
Location: Dorothy House Hospice
Dorothy House Hospice, Winsley, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2LE
+ 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
11.15-12.15workplace consideration - Expectations around professional grief
12.15-13.00 Language and communication
13.30-14.15 Tips & hints, How do we resource ourselves and others?
14.20-15.00 More self care techniques
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