In part three of this series, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, reviews the specific needs of children in expressing their grief and obstacles clinicians may face in providing compassionate care. In this recording made before she died, Kübler-Ross stresses that healthcare professionals need to be comfortable with their own mortality to support unconditionally those facing the end of life. Kübler-Ross also discusses the differences in patients who have passed away unexpectedly, and how families and clinicians can be supported in the grieving process.
The goal of this three-part webinar series is to learn about death and dying and the five stages of death based on the seminal work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Contrast the difference between dying adults and dying children
- Describe how to support family members and next of kin after a patient’s sudden death
- Explain the needs of clinicians after the sudden death of a patient
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, occupational therapist, pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, speech language pathologists, and social workers.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists
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