Workshop Overview: Support before and after a Death
While we are aware that ‘death and loss come to all of us’, humans spend most of their time focused on living life. When confronted with the certainty of an impending death or the news of an illness that is certain to bring death, life takes on a very different focus.
This workshop pays attention to supporting those living with death or loss on their immediate horizon and introduces the concept of ‘living into loss’, which involves giving acknowledgement to both the grief or losses as they occur and finding ways to embrace the parts of life that still exist. Consideration will be given to the impact of working with the dying on support professionals themselves. Ways to assist people to prepare for the death or loss when it occurs will also be covered in this workshop.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Describe what is meant by anticipatory grief, in light of current theory and practice in the field of grief counselling
• Identify a range of strategies that can be used to support people before and after death
• Apply the concept of ‘living into loss’ when working with grieving individuals
• Be aware of how anticipatory grief can impact on professionals working in the field
The Presenter Bio: Cheryl Remedios
BA(Hons), Doctorate of Psychology, MAPS
Cheryl is a health psychologist with fifteen years of clinical and research experience in the fields of palliative care, caregiving and bereavement. She is currently employed by Mercy Palliative Care where she provides psychological support to palliative care patients, carers and family. With a passion for ensuring effective psychosocial care based on models of best practice, Cheryl strives to support people during the challenging experiences of terminal illness and bereavement.
As a research fellow at the Centre for Palliative Care, Cheryl was involved in various research studies including the Beyondblue funded investigation of the psychosocial profile of carers of palliative patients; a study of the experiences of bereaved caregivers; and an evaluation of respite provided by Very Special Kids. Cheryl values translational research that contributes to professional practice and was a co-author of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Psychosocial and Bereavement Support of Family Caregivers of Palliative Care Patients.
Early Bird Pricing: These prices will end two weeks before the date of the workshop. After this date the regular pricing will be applied.
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