The Many Faces of Grief - IHCA
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The Many Faces of Grief

May 28, 2020 10:00 am - May 28, 2020 11:00 am


Members: $Free | Non-Members: $25

About This Event

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted people all around the world.  Everyone is in a sustained state of grief as we face an uncertain future. The social distancing restrictions have caused a variety of emotions in those living and working in long-term care. Some are angry, some are sad, some are denying, others are fearful, and still others just don’t understand. While everyone is feeling the stress of separation and working to adjust to a new way of living and working, the pandemic has caused many to also lose their identity. For residents, this is particularly challenging, as so many already grieve the loss of their social and occupational identities. Understanding how grief is influencing the mood and behavior of your community and how to develop effective, person-centered interventions are the focus of this discussion.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing on resident, family, and staff psychosocial well-being;
  2. Recognize the stages of grief and that individual expressions of grief will be varied; and
  3. Develop effective interventions to anticipate and respond to expressions of grief.


Who Should Attend

  • Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team
  • Activity/Recreation Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • C.N.A.s


Our Speakers

Barbara Speedling
CEO, Barbara Speedling Innovations for Quality Living

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