Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Grief A. Psychosocial Support B. Loss C. Grief, Mourning, and Bereavement D. Stages of Grief Model E. Grief Tasks Model F. Meaning Reconstruction Model G. Grief and Potential Trauma Model H. Normal Grief Response I. Complicated Grief J. Anticipatory Grief K. Explore Your Feelings L. Review M. Summary Section 3: Responding to Grief A. Edgar and Faye B. Clinical Implications C. How Can You Help? D. Grief Interventions E. What Not to Say F. What to Say G. Grief and Children H. Meet Alicia I. Staff Grief J. Effects of Staff Grief K. Staff Bereavement Support L. Review M. Summary Section 4: Self-Care A. I’m Too Busy B. Stress C. Manifestations of Stress D. Long-Term Consequences E. Stress Management F. Exercise G. Spirituality H. Mindfulness and Self-Care I. What It is Not J. Review K. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations
Susan Gibson, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN is a nurse practitioner working in both palliative and hospice care. Ms. Gibson is the program coordinator for the Community Palliative Care program in Santa Barbara which was awarded the CHAPCA 2011 Outstanding Program Achievement Award. She sees her patients across all care settings including their home, ambulatory and acute care, and in skilled nursing facilities. Ms. Gibson also cares for patients as the Attending clinician in an 18-bed inpatient/residential hospice facility and is responsible for the education in pain and symptom management of both the facility and home hospice clinical nursing staff. She has been instrumental in educating nurses in her community about end of life nursing care through annual ELNEC courses. She is also a published author in the field of palliative and hospice care. Ms. Gibson began working with dying patients as a hospice volunteer with end of life work serving as the impetus to enter the nursing field. Her initial nursing education was funded through a scholarship from a hospice agency. Throughout her career as a registered nurse, she has always been drawn to the care of dying patients and their families regardless of the setting, from surgical/trauma intensive care to an inpatient hospice facility to working as a palliative care nurse in an acute care facility. She is a Respecting Choices certified Advance Care Planner facilitator. She is also a graduate of the Sacred Art of Living Anamcara Project, a project designed to prepare healthcare providers to be fully present at the bedside and is actively involved in Viagenco, a sister hospice in Kenya. Disclosure: Susan Gibson RN FNP-BC, ACHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Pam Malloy, RN, MN, FPCN, FAAN
Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 40 years of experience in clinical oncology and palliative care nursing, staff development, education, program development, and administration. Ms. Malloy is currently the national Director and Co-Investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project and Special Advisor on Global Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in Washington, DC. She serves as faculty for all the national ELNEC courses and has presented ELNEC in 12 international countries. In addition, she has developed palliative care nursing leadership curricula, taught, and mentored current and future nursing and physician leaders throughout Eastern Europe, Kenya, and Asia. Ms. Malloy directed the California Endowment project for AACN on developing cultural competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. In addition, she collaborated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to develop the ELNEC-For Veterans curriculum, which was presented to over 500 nurses, representing every VA hospital across the nation. Ms. Malloy serves on the Board of Directors of Living Room International—which provides hospice/palliative care services in Kipkaren, Kenya. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society/Washington, DC Chapter and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF). Ms. Malloy is a Florence Wald Fellow, a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN), and the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She has written and had published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written chapters for various textbooks, and currently consults on three palliative care grants. She was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Disclosure: Pam Malloy, RN, MN, FPCN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.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.