Bereavement and Loss


  • Bereavement and Loss

We will all at some point in our lives come into contact with death, the feelings of loss and grief; indeed end of life, loss and bereavement can happen at any time, particularly so when working within health and social care environments.  End of life or palliative care may be inevitability within the roles you or your staff carries out or sudden and unexpected.  For many years death and dying has been a taboo subject, a subject people find difficult or awkward to discuss, but the impact of losing someone can have a lasting impression on those who provide care and support services with feelings of high emotion being experienced.  Evidence shows that care and support staff are not hardened or detached when dealing with death or dying and may require support so how do you equip your workforce to manage their own feelings as well as supporting friends and relatives during their grieving process?

Social care training sessions or courses on Bereavement and Loss are excellent personal development for all care workers, to understand and effectively respond to the needs of a dying person is a key skill and managing and coping with loss will be difficult for many staff. On completion of this session learners will be able to understand and respond to their own feelings of loss and grief whilst being prepared to support individuals at the end of life, their families and loved ones.

  • The stages of dying
  • Where does loss begin and dealing with change
  • Cultural awareness and non-judgmental approaches
  • The pathway to a good death
  • Duty of care
  • Managing the environment/support and external resources
  • Family and visitors/coping with loss
  • Recording and responding to questions
  • Attitudes and behaviour in care settings
  • Respect, privacy and dignity throughout the stages of death

Learners will be encouraged to discuss and explore personal experiences and scenarios, the process of dying, the need for high quality care and support in end of life and palliative care and how they as individuals can support change in end of life care for both individuals and their families.

The full day course costs £35 +VAT


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