Loss and Grief in Hospice Work

November 19, 2020

Loss and grief are inherent in hospice work for all members of the hospice team as we work with patients and families. As patients and family members transition through end of life care, new thoughts, emotions and behaviors that accompany loss may be unfamiliar and difficult to navigate. To provide competent care, hospice workers must become aware of the facets of grief, unique needs of patients and families in their experience of loss, and assessment factors to inform their delivery of care. Everyone is touched by loss, and health care providers bring their own losses into their work, which makes awareness of grief an even greater imperative. This session will provide a foundation of loss and grief to empower hospice staff to recognize signs of grief and use strategies to mitigate its effects.

Learning Objectives

1) Identify various grief theories that support a natural, individualized, multidimensional response to loss

2) Understand how loss and grief are integral to hospice care, for patients and families as well as hospice professionals

3) Identify at least 3 bereavement risks factors and at least 3 bereavement protective factors

4) Identify at least 3 strategies to support patients and families in grief

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registration Opens: 
11/19/2020
Registration Expires: 
11/18/2021
Activity Starts: 
11/19/2020 - 8:30am
Activity Ends: 
11/19/2020 - 9:30am
Rating: 
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Durham, NC
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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