Grief and Loss: Care team and Family

Grief and Loss: Care team and Family 

This course focuses specifically on the difficulties of understanding our work with a dying patient and offers suggestions for coping with grief. This course will lead to an increased understanding of the issues of coping with the end-of-life emotional challenges.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-GLCTF
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Review and discuss your decisions after a client passes away.
Appreciate religion’s role in dealing with grief.
Acknowledge the gifts we receive from clients at the end of their lives.
Help family members deal with their grief.

a. Understanding your work b. Self-examination i. Comfort ii. Observation iii. Communication iv. Reassurance c. Religion and Grief d. Mary’s Story: honoring wishes i. Honoring wishes ii. Celebrating life iii. Coping with your feelings of loss and sadness e. Working through the grief i. Looking at how you improved your clients quality of life ii. Acknowledging gifts you may have received from the person 1. Laughter 2. Understanding 3. Love 4. Friendship iii. Saying our goodbyes iv. Unexpected deaths v. Remembering the person vi. Grieve the loss, it’s ok to mourn vii. Dying is a part of life f. Help the family with their grief i. Family look to caregivers for help ii. Determine the amount of time you have to give to the family iii. Understanding what the family experiences iv. Expressing grief v. Reasons for family disputes vi. Be careful not to choose sides vii. Help to draw the line g. Beth’s story: losing multiple clients at once i. Supporting families instead of yourself ii. Getting attached to clients iii. Value your contribution and allow time to grieve h. Think about the gifts gained from the person who died i. Give yourself time to say goodbye j. Remember the person and grieve the loss k. Let the memories shape you into a better person and help others with their grief

Instructor: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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