Supporting and Communicating With the Bereaved

Supporting and Communicating With the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Presenter: Dr Helen Lord
Level: Introductory
Audience: Funeral and cemetery workers, nurses, palliative care nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers

Workshop Overview: Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved

Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory
Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people
Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters
Understand Self-care and its impact
The Presenter: Dr Helen Lord


Dr Helen Lord is a GP, Palliative Care Specialist and Medical Educator. She graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1982. She trained as a general practitioner in Tasmania and the United Kingdom and started work in palliative care in 1988 at Whittle Ward in Hobart. She has been involved in medical education with Telehealth to remote locations in Tasmania, University of Tasmania to medical students and General Practice Training Tasmania to GP registrars and GP supervisors. She is a marker for the RACP Fellowship for Palliative Medicine Specialists and an examiner for the Hobart Clinical School. She is a lecturer in palliative medicine at the Hobart Clinical School, works as a GP in Kingston and is a Visiting Medical Officer for Northern Palliative Care Services in Tasmania. She is a member of the Bereavement Care Network in Tasmania, the AMA (Australian Medical Society) , RACGP (Royal Australian College of GPs), ANZSPM (Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine), APS (Australian Pain Society) and Palliative Care Tasmania.

Workshop Details

Hadley's Hotel 
34 Murray Street 
Hobart 7000

Date: Thursday 23rd May, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $395.00

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.
Hadley's Hotel 34 Murray Street Hobart TAS 7000 AUSTRALIA

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