Presentation on theme: "A Time of Change Presented by: APS Healthcare Southwestern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)"— Presentation transcript:
A Time of Change Presented by: APS Healthcare Southwestern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)
2 Disclaimer Information or education provided by the HCQU is not intended to replace medical advice from the consumer's personal care physician, existing facility policy or federal, state and local regulations/codes within the agency jurisdiction. The information provided is not all inclusive of the topic presented.
3 Objectives Participant attending this training will: Understand the meaning of grief and loss Recognize the different ways that grief is expressed
21 What Can You Do to Help Yourself Feel Better? Talk to someone you trust Take a moment to realize that you are going through a stressful time Remember the past and think about how it was different than it is right now Listen to your body and respect your own needs (“Gut feelings”) Take time to do something that you enjoy
22 Helping Each Other Cope Be patient Be ready to listen Offer to help each other Understand that everyone may feel differently about the loss Offer specific help
23 Providing each other with understanding, support, compassion, and honesty, will allow us to learn and grow from the grieving experience, and allow us to heal from the loss in our lives.
24 “Grief and pain are the price we humans have to pay for the love and total commitment we have for another person. The more we love, the more we are hurt when we lose the object of our love. But if we are honest with ourselves, would we have it any other way?” C.S. Lewis
29 References Coping with Loss-Guide to Grief and Loss. Retrieved May 30, 2007 from website http://www.helpguide.org Coping with Death, Grief and Loss. Retrieved May 15, 2007 from website http://www.uiowa.edu
30 References Coping with Grief and Loss. Retrieved May 27, 2007 from website http://www.cancer.org Doka, Kenneth, PhD. An Introduction to Grieving. Retrieved May 30, 2007 from website http://www.hospicefoundation.org