Grief and Bereavement
Grief is the normal process of reacting to a loss. Social care workers play an important role in supporting and caring for people who are experiencing grief and bereavement.
This learning resource is for social care workers who are supporting and caring for people who are affected by grief and bereavement and work in settings where people may die. It will support social care workers and managers to:
- Understand and recognise normal and appropriate grief responses.
- Be aware of the needs of dying and bereaved people and the role you have in supporting them.
- Have an awareness of bereavement information and support that is available.
- Understand the importance of delivering compassionate and respectful care at end of life and into bereavement.
- Understand the importance of and what contributes to good communication at end of life and afterwards.
- Understand the personal impact of loss, grief and bereavement and the importance of self-care and personal resilience.
- Know how to avail of support if you have concerns about your wellbeing.
The resource was developed in partnership with a content reference group consisting of representatives from each of the 5 trusts (BHSCT, NHSCT, WHSCT, SEHSCT, SHSCT,) CRUSE, Marie Currie, NI Hospice, Hutchinson Care Homes, Clincial Education Centre, Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board whose expertise supported the NISCC to develop a comprehensive learning resource.
The resource was funded by the Department of Health to meet gaps identified in training around death and bereavement.
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