Supporting Patients, Families and Staff at End of Life: A Framework for Success

Includes a Live Event on 12/09/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)

Evidence-based research suggests the importance of appropriate interventions to support patients, families and staff through these unique and challenging situations. This presentation describes the development and implementation of a bereavement committee within a medium sized child life department at a free-standing children’s hospital. Participants will be educated and empowered to enhance and advocate for bereavement services and support to staff.

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will be able to state rationale for varied psychosocial interventions for pediatric patients and their families at end of life through evidence-based research.
-Participants will be able to learn strategies for advocating for varied psychosocial interventions for pediatric patients and their families at end of life in a hospital setting.

-Participants will be able to describe various bereavement interventions used with patients and families at this institution. 

-Participants will be able to identify and implement opportunities for staff education surrounding bereavement programming to increase comfort level in providing these interventions.

-Participants will be able to identify and implement opportunities for staff support following bereavement interventions.

Jana Teagle

CTRS, CCLS, CBIS

Jana Teagle has been a certified child life specialist for 13 years working primarily in both a PICU and rehab setting. She has been a part of the development and ongoing work of a bereavement committee in the child life department since 2014. She has planned and implemented therapeutic activities at a sibling bereavement camp.

Jennifer Kelley

CCLS

Jennifer Kelley has been a certified child life specialist for 8 years and has spent the last four years working with oncology patients. She has been a part of the development and ongoing work of a bereavement committee in the child life department since 2014. She has planned and implemented therapeutic activities at a sibling bereavement camp.

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12/09/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 PDU credits  |  Certificate available
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