Supporting Grief and Loss in a Physically Distant Culture

May 27, 2020

A panel of UPMC experts will help clinical staff manage their own emotions while caring for patients and families, and how to deal with a grieving family who may not be at bedside. The program will support the healthcare community during these challenging times so that they can support grieving families and caregivers. This program is sponsored by Family Hospice, UPMC Home Healthcare, and UPMC Senior Services.  This event is made possible through a generous grant from the McElhattan Foundation. 

 

Health Care Professional Speaker Panel- 11:30am-1pm on Wednesday, May 27th 

 

Panelists are:

  • Dr. Heather Mikes, Medical Director  for UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport Palliative Care Services
  • Roberta Gillespie, PA-C  UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Palliative Care Services 
  • Laura Rausch, LCSW, Bereavement Councilor Family Hospice West
  • Rev. Marlaena Cochran, Spiritual Care Councilor Family Hospice West

 

Target Audience

This program is free for healthcare team.  Physicians, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are encouraged to attend. 

Learning Objectives

Program Objectives:

  • List the possible psychiatric consequences for individuals who experience unexpected loss of a loved one.
  • Identify unique aspects that can contribute to disenfranchised grief.
  • Describe 3 components of therapeutic presence.
  • Identify self-care and support strategies for staff, patients and families.
  • Discuss specific strategies to support grief such as art, legacy, and rediscovering the practice of lament through stories.
  • Identify resources for grief management for staff, patients, and families.

 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/08/2020
Course expires: 
07/31/2020
Event starts: 
05/27/2020 - 11:25am
Event ends: 
05/27/2020 - 1:45pm

A panel of UPMC experts will help clinical staff manage their own emotions while caring for patients and families, and how to deal with a grieving family who may not be at bedside. The program will support the healthcare community during these challenging times so that they can support grieving families and caregivers.

MS Teams Online Event
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

Panelists are:

  • Dr. Heather Mikes, Medical Director  for UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport Palliative Care Services
  • Roberta Gillespie, PA-C  UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Palliative Care Services 
  • Laura Rausch, LCSW, Bereavement Councilor Family Hospice West
  • Rev. Marlaena Cochran, Spiritual Care Councilor Family Hospice West

 

 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.

Social Work

This program is offered for 1.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for
LSW/LCSV LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-6902.

Other Healthcare Professionals:

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 Attendance
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