Loss And Bereavement

Course Description

Passing on, even unexpectedly, is part of the natural order of things, yet most of us still have difficulty approaching those who have suffered loss.

Care staff form close bonds and need to understand their own feelings.

This course offers guidance on coping with loss and the process of grieving. It will benefit delegates who may have contact with the bereaved, or need to cope with the loss of a person for whom they have cared.

Course Content

  • Loss and bereavement defined
  • Types of loss and bereavement
  • Who is affected?
  • Circumstances of death
  • What is grief?
  • Raphael’s grief cycle
  • Emotions and what’s happening inside.
  • Coping rituals
  • How to help
  • Who can help you?
  • Chronic grief — warning signs and actions
  • Planning for loss
  • Summary and evaluation


6 hours