A Study of the Grief Process for Health Professionals

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather a way of coping. By definition, grief is the range of emotions an individual experiences following the loss of a significant person, thing, or event. It is a healing process that is unique to each person and occurs with any type of loss: the death of a loved one, a divorce, losing a job, an unwanted medical diagnosis, or a chronic, debilitating condition. Understanding the emotions and changes that accompany grief can be an important step in supporting others and yourself! The problem is that grieving isn’t acknowledged and honored in most of American society, so you aren’t alone if you weren’t taught very much about this painful process. The author C.S. Lewis said after losing his beloved wife to cancer, “No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.” Learning about the feelings and thoughts that accompany grief can lessen your fear and anxiety surrounding it. In this course, you will learn a basic understanding of the grief process, the different types of grief, and ways of expressing it. You will learn about the gifts of grief and that it is an agent of change. Finally, you will also learn some tools to help you stay present and resilient as a healthcare professional journeying with clients and families.

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Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather a way of coping. By definition, grief is the range of emotions an individual experiences following the loss of a significant person, thing, or event. It is a healing process that is unique to each person and occurs with any type of loss: the death of a loved one, a divorce, losing a job, an unwanted medical diagnosis, or a chronic, debilitating condition. Understanding the emotions and changes that accompany grief can be an important step in supporting others and yourself! The problem is that grieving isn’t acknowledged and honored in most of American society, so you aren’t alone if you weren’t taught very much about this painful process. The author C.S. Lewis said after losing his beloved wife to cancer, “No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.” Learning about the feelings and thoughts that accompany grief can lessen your fear and anxiety surrounding it. In this course, you will learn a basic understanding of the grief process, the different types of grief, and ways of expressing it. You will learn about the gifts of grief and that it is an agent of change. Finally, you will also learn some tools to help you stay present and resilient as a healthcare professional journeying with clients and families.

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