ELNEC Pediatric Module 8: Loss, Grief, and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Care


The impending loss of a child's life creates intense grief for the child, their family, and the healthcare team. In order to provide excellent palliative care, you must understand the role of grief when confronted with a loss. In this course, you will learn basic concepts about grief and how you can appropriately respond to grief.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define loss, grief, mourning, and bereavement.

Describe five factors that may significantly affect the grief process in children or families.

Identify the differing effects grief has on children and families.

Describe four interventions that may be appropriate to facilitate the grief process.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Grief A. Meet Melissa B. Experiencing Loss C. Definitions D. Anticipatory Grief E. Models of Grief F. Theories of Grief G. Factors Affecting Grief H. The Grief Process I. Relearning the World J. Your Role K. Review L. Summary Section 3: Responding to Grief A. Grief Assessment B. Effect on the Child C. Unique Aspects of Grief D. Effect on the Parents E. Effect on Siblings F. Effect on Grandparents G. Grief Interventions for Children H. Helping Children Cope I. Helping Grieving Siblings J. Grief Interventions for Parents K. Working with Bereaved Parents L. Dos and Don’ts M. Grief Interventions for School N. Communication O. Duration of the Grief Process P. Perinatal and Neonatal Loss Q. Special Services R. Review S. Summary Section 4: Grief and the Healthcare Professional A. Death Anxiety B. Cumulative Loss C. Six Stages of Adaptation D. Systems of Support E. Stress Management F. Mindfulness and Self-Care G. What It Is Not H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Instructor: The National ELNEC Project
 Disclosure: The National ELNEC Project has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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