All healthcare professionals experience patient loss and nurses are the frontline compassion staff who face this unavoidable fact of life all to often. As nurses our purpose is to find ways to help those who are struggling with a death to face it honestly and directly, make the necessary adjustments to come to grips with "the new normal", and go on in life despite the radically changed landscape. This course confronts the reality of death and discusses various aspects of how we cope with it in a wholistic and realistic way to minimize the emotional and psychological damage done by the loss. In addition, we will look at some differing aspects and situations that arise when death occurs.
This course is accredited for all nursing professionals in the clinical arena, hospice environment, faith community, and international Parish Nursing environment. This course is accredited for 1 CNE unit in IPRNC category Grieving and Loss or 1 Credit ANCC Domain 2 towards Specialty Nursing Certification.
This course is part of the Wholistic Care Series provided by echelon.