A Study of the Grief Process for Health Professionals

 

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.

$20.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-SGPHP-V2

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


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National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







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Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


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Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-SGPHP-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Apply at least 2 grief models to client circumstances.
Define 3 types of grief and their contexts.
Recognize 2 gifts of grief that apply to the general population.
Learn at least 2 ways to stay resilient in professional practice.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

A.About This Course

B.Learning Objectives

Section 2: Grief Theories

A.Topic Introduction

B.Comparison of Grief Models

C.Kubler-Ross

D.The Five Stages of Grief

E.Denial & Anger

F.Bargaining & Depression

G.Acceptance

H.Bowlby and Parkes

I.Criticisms of the Stage/Phase Theory of Grief

J.Task Model

K.Dual Process Model

L.Loss- and Restoration-Oriented Stressors

M.An Active, Dynamic Model

N.Making Meaning

O.Let's Review

P.Summary

Section 3: Common Expressions of Grief

A.Grief and Mourning

B.Mental

C.Grief Writing Case Study

D.Emotional

E.Common Emotional Reponses

F.Behavioral

G.Spiritual

H.Feelings of Anger and Betrayal with Spiritual/Religious Figures

I.Physical Effects of Grief

J.Let’s Review

K.Summary

Section 4: Different Types of Grief

A.Grief Types

B.Anticipatory Mourning

C.Anticipatory Mourning Case Study: Danny

D.Disenfranchised Grief

E.Disenfranchised Grief Case Study

F.Traumatic Grief

G.Understanding Traumatic Grief

H.Replaying the Traumatic Event

I.Grief as a Gift

J.The Gift of Transformation

K.Let’s Review

L.Summary

Section 5: Supporting Your Clients, Their Families, and Yourself

A.Supporting Your Clients and Families

B.Best Practices for Supporting Your Clients and Families: Part 1

C.Best Practices for Supporting Your Clients and Families: Part 2

D.Social Media and Grief

E.Grief on Facebook® and Pinterest®

F.Grief on Blogs and Twitter®

G.Considerations when Sharing Grief on Social Media

H.Supporting Yourself

I.Processing Your Grief

J.Grief and Your Work

K.Peer-Supported Storytelling

L.Additional Ways to Support Yourself

M.Let’s Review

N.Summary

Section 6: Case Study: Meet Sarah, Jim, and Jack

A.Unexpected Loss

B.Review

Section 7: Conclusion

A.Summary

B.Course Contributors

C.Resources

D.References

E.Congratulations!

Instructor: Heidi Gessner
Heidi Gessner, MDiv, BCC, is an Ordained United Church of Christ Minister who serves as the Bereavement Coordinator and Palliative Care Chaplain at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She felt deeply called to end of life and grief work after her own father’s journey and death from lung cancer in 1994. She developed and created UNC Hospital Bereavement Support Services with a goal of attending to the emotional pain that is the result of loss and death. Heidi provides emotional and spiritual care, as well as grief counseling to clients, families, and staff. In addition to connecting with clients, families, and staff in the hospital, Heidi facilitates grief support groups and writing workshops in the community for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. Heidi is also an active member of the UNC Hospitals Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team, which responds to unexpected, traumatic events within the hospital. Disclosure: Heidi Gessner has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse who has practiced hospice nursing for over 4 years both in a large, urban area and a rural setting. Susan started her nursing career as an acute care Medical/Surgical nurse. She earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University in 1996. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama in 1999. Her research experiences in biomedical science led to an interest in evidenced-based practices, and she earned a B.S.N. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse. In addition to this role, she has worked as Hospice RN On-call and most recently as Hospice RN Case Manager.  Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN 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 level Professional Counselors; entry level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care, Post-Acute Care.
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F740, F741, F742, F743
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