Providence St. Patrick Hospital
4:30pm-6pm, Open and free to the public. No registration required.
This interactive workshop will explore individual and contextual factors related to resilience around loss. We will discuss practices and community programming that uniquely impact both care providers and individuals in end of life and aftercare. Case studies, research findings, and highly publicized cases will be utilized to describe complexities of meaning-making, coping, and grief with special consideration for marginalized populations. Participants will have opportunities to develop skills in uncovering systems of oppression, alliance formation, and effective service delivery to otherwise disenfranchised populations.
Situations concerning losses of any type are a part of life and occur on a regular basis in the lives of individuals and their families. Working with patients/clients/residents or their families, prior to or after an expected, sudden, or traumatic death of a loved one, is challenging. As physicians, nurses, ministers, volunteers, therapists, counselors, chaplains, social workers-whatever our companioning role-we need to remind ourselves: “What we see is not always obvious!” This workshop will provide strategies and interventions to help individuals and families trying to cope with the opportunities and struggles on the "loss" journey. Clinical interventions dealing with loss in its broadest sense, factors that influence grief, and family make-up and communication styles will be explored in this interactive workshop. Additionally, the day will remind us that, we too, are changed by the work we do.
Check-in: 8:30-9 am Seminar: 9 am-4:30pm. Registration required.
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