The Impact of Grief: Ours and Those We Serve

The Impact of Grief: Ours and Those We Serve 

Everyone working in hospice and palliative care encounters grief on a daily basis, and knowing how to support those who are grieving is an important skill. This presentation provides an overview on grief including how to recognize manifestations of grief in yourself and others. You will learn important skills and ways to support those who are grieving.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.70 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-0-IGOTWS
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Appraise the impact of grief on you as a provider.
Identify 3 possible manifestations of grief.
Discuss 2 approaches to help yourself and others process their grief.
Discuss the ways your own grief may impact your ability to help others make difficult

Section 1: Introduction A. Learning Objectives B. On Being a Healer C. No Walls D. Dr. C E. His Heart Had Broken… F. Reaction to Losses G. Understanding our Grief Reactions H. About Grief I. Knowledge Check Section 2: Understanding Grief A. Which Coping Style is Yours? B. The Impact of Grief & Loss C. The Healing Power of Connection and Shared Grief D. About Tears…and Fears E. The Reward for Authenticity F. There are no Magic Words G. Three Magic Words H. Listening to Understand I. Emotional Manifestations of Grief J. Physical Manifestations of Grief K. Professional Grief & Burnout L. Understanding Grief of the ‘Professional’ Section 3: Grief A. Multiple Losses, Accumulated Grief B. Grief’s Accompanying Partners C. Just Because Someone is Dying… D. The Real Failure E. Medscape Survey of Over 21,000 Physicians in 2014 F. Regarding Treatment Decisions G. Avoid Complicated Grief & Bereavement Through Preparation H. Karen’s Story I. Knowledge Check Section 4: Impact of Grief on our Work A. Who Are We Really Palliating? B. Are you Giving Up on Me? C. A Mother’s Lament from The Long Dying of Baby Andrew D. The Impact of Talking About the End of Life E. The Good Fight F. The Work of Preparation G. Seeking Your Own Closure H. Hannah I. Managing Grief – Individually or Collectively J. The Star Fish Story K. References L. Knowledge Check

Expert Reviewer: Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN
An RN since 1976, Tani Bahti has spent most of her career in the field of hospice and palliative care. Recognizing how fear, misinformation and lack of information can negatively impact decision-making and the dying experience, she is passionate about, and committed to improving end-of-life care through education. Certified in both Thanatology and Hospice and Palliative Nursing, a frequent lecturer for medical and nursing schools and community groups, Ms. Bahti has developed clinical training programs for healthcare professionals and volunteers, participated in end-of-life research and produced teaching tools. She is the writer and producer of the award winning video, Living Through Dying - The Struggle for Grace, and author of Dying to Know - Straight Talk About Death & Dying. Ms. Bahti is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Passages – Support & Education in End of Life Issues. Disclosure: Tani Bahti, RN, CT, CHPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Entry, Intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
F Tags:
F740, F741, F742, F743, F744
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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