End of Life series: Loss, Grief & Bereavement (Part 2)

26oct11:00 am12:00 pmEnd of Life series: Loss, Grief & Bereavement (Part 2)Webinar

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This module addresses the challenging aspects of grief, loss, and bereavement of patients and families as well as the loss experiences of healthcare professionals.

Key Messages:
  • Even with the provision of excellent palliative care, the loss of one’s own life, or that of a loved one, creates intense grief.
  • Palliative care can facilitate adaptation to loss and greatly relieve distress and suffering.
  • Clinical staff also require support for their own grief in caring for the terminally ill.

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning.
  2. Distinguish between anticipatory grief, normal grief, complicated grief and disenfranchised grief.
  3. Describe three tasks of grief and list five factors that may significantly affect the grief process.
  4. Provide three interventions that may be appropriate to facilitate normal grief.
  5. Verbalize an understanding of grief and loss issues as they relate to complex or traumatic circumstances.
  6. Define personal death awareness and cumulative loss associated with professional caregiving.
  7. Identify four systems of support the staff can access to assist in coping with death anxiety and loss.

Lores J. Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, LALD, Principal, Lores Consulting, LLC.

Lores Consulting, LLC is a leading provider of consulting, training and mentoring for hospice, assisted living, home care and related health care providers. “Lores has the heart of a teacher, and her passion is to support others in the hospice, palliative, and the home care industry.”

Drawing on her 44 years of nursing experience, Lores seeks to empower all of her client providers to utilize their skills and expertise to reach their greatest potential. Her extensive nursing background includes clinical practice in cardiac and intensive care, outpatient clinic services as well as serving as a home care and hospice administrator/director for 19 years in greater Minnesota. In addition to being a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, Lores is also a trainer for the End-of-Life-Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), curriculum that encompasses palliative and hospice care. She was named the “2010 Geriatric ELNEC Educator of the Year” by ELNEC.

Speaking topics include end-of-life care, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, professional boundaries, pain and symptom management and many health and employee related topics. Lores also offers national, international consulting and mentoring services — encompassing education, training and compliance evaluations — to hospice and home care agencies, assisted living providers and long-term care facilities.

Currently, Lores serves as a board member of three non-profit health care organizations, is a national speaker for PESI Healthcare and ELNEC. Lores is a graduate of Bethel University in St Paul, MN and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing as well as a Master’s degree in nursing education.


Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $49 per SDAHO Member facility /$99 per non-member facility. CE’s: NHA & SW

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