In the Shadow of Grief: Home Health Aides and Loss
No human being is immune from loss and its potential life shattering impact, and every caregiver is bound to encounter clients facing loss situations, even though that may not be the primary focus of the professional relationship. This is particularly true for home health aides, who work with elderly clients who experience loss daily on multiple levels: physical, mental, and social. The zenith of this loss experience for the HHA is ultimately the death of the client. When HHAs or supervisors are unprepared for the dynamics of these loss experiences they can go unaddressed. Failure to pay attention to the impact of loss creates a host of problems and reactions that get expressed in discontent and burnout. Join this webinar with grief and loss expert R. Benyamin Cirlin to learn from his 30 years of experience in hospice care. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will have acquired a framework for understanding loss in the professional life of the HHA, gained an understanding of the phenomenon of “chronic staff grief”, learned concrete steps and interventions to address the grief of HHAs and supervisors, and developed an awareness of how administrators can support a “loss conscious” organization. Presented by R. Benyamin Cirlin, LCSW, Executive Director, Center for Loss and Renewal.
Cancellations received 5 days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after that date; no refunds for no-shows. Substitutions may be made within the same organization upon notifying CHC.
Online registration not available.