Supporting those Bereaved after an Unexpected Death

Supporting those Bereaved after an Unexpected Death
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dorothy "Dale" Mayer

Webinar Overview

Given that bereavement is a universal human experience webinar content will be relevant to everyone, including those working with clients who have experienced a sudden and unexpected death.

Given that a sudden and unexpected death can occur anywhere webinar content may be relevant to those working in a wide variety of clinical areas including surgical settings, medical-surgical units, outpatient settings, and firefighters, police, and emergency responders who may be first on scene after a sudden death.

The aim of this webinar is to provide evidenced-based content on best practices for supporting those bereaved after a sudden and unexpected death.

Those who will benefit from attending this webinar include physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, counsellors, clergy, social workers, counsellors, hospice staff, and others who may encounter those suddenly bereaved after a sudden or unexpected death.

Learning Outcomes

Participants can expect to:

- Define grief, loss, and bereavement
- Appreciate what we know, and do not know, about grief, loss and bereavement, especially after a sudden and unexpected death (aka NASH deaths)
- Identify how stages of dying, grief theories, and models of coping with bereavement have changed in recent years
- Discuss the unique aspects associated with a sudden and unexpected death including impacts on family systems
- Identify evidence-based strategies to support suddenly bereaved survivors
- Recognise the importance of self-care after supporting survivors of sudden and unexpected death

Presenter Bio

Dr. Dorothy “Dale” Mayer is a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist with research interests focused on the universal human experiences of grief, loss, and bereavement.  She  will share her experiences with sudden death as both a professional nurse and a family member.  She has published a study of family bereavement experiences after sudden cardiac death and a paper on supporting the suddenly bereaved.  Dr. Mayer has extensive teaching experience and has spoken about sudden bereavement at local, regional, national, and international meetings. 

Webinar Details


7 August, 2019


Victoria: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEST
New South Wales: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEST
Tasmania: 10:30am - 12:00pm AET
South Australia: 10:00am - 11:30am ACST
Queensland: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEST
Northern Territory: 10:00am - 11:30am ACST
Western Australia: 8:30am - 10:00am AWST

If you're unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

ACGB's program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing. Multi-Viewer Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast for streaming from one computer to a group of people or the DVD for viewing at one location. CE Credits for this program may only be obtained through ACGB. CE instructions will be provided to the registered contact for the organisation (or to the registered individual) prior to the live air date and to attendees at the end of the program.

7/08/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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