The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an unprecedented level of loss since March 2020. Non-death losses as well as deaths both due to and unrelated to COVID-19 have shattered the assumptive world, the view that the world is reasonably safe, benevolent, and predictable, and have created a sense of collective trauma and grief.
Expert panelists will help professionals effectively respond to the onslaught of pandemic-related grief and bereavement needs in their communities and equip them with tools to support counseling, treatment, stabilization, and posttraumatic growth. Acknowledging that healthcare and grief professionals are coping with their own losses and the exposure to trauma related to the pandemic, this program will address ways to empower professionals to employ self-care techniques and suggest ways that employers can help. Finally, recognition of the grief and bereavement challenges the pandemic has posed will enable professionals to better support those who need help with their grief, reflect upon and safeguard their own mental health and wellbeing, and identify opportunities for improvement in grief support.
Hospice Maui is pleased to host this Teleconference for Professionals as a community service,. The program will be presented at no cost. 2 hours of continuing education (CE) is available. Information about obtaining CEs will be available during the webinar. Available CEs include nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy, CNAs and more. Please verify CE availability with your professional or state board approval and/or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals located at www.hospicefoundation.org. For more information, contact Tanya Barbero, Community Outreach Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-463-2956.