Supporting the Bereaved Hospital Community: Steps in Creating an Annual Memorial Service
This presentation will illustrate the importance of addressing bereavement needs of families, faculty and staff, through programming that includes a bilingual, non-denominational hospital memorial service. Attendees will gain knowledge to create a memorial service, and to expand on current programming. The presentation will be based on the evolution of the memorial service model created by the bereavement committee of a children's hospital. SUGGESTED DOMAIN: Intervention
Assess the need for an annual hospital-wide memorial service as an effective source of bereavement support.
Explain the multidisciplinary approach to planning and preparation of a hospital-wide memorial service.
Identify components of a bilingual, non-denominational memorial service.
Describe the impact that an annual memorial service has on families, faculty, and staff
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital New York Presbyterian