Product Code: 2038W
Grieving the many losses that long-term care staff experience is hard. It is hard to talk about, hard to listen to, and hard to live with. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of losses, reduced the time available to grieve and mourn, and added additional losses with the inability of families to support residents. Recognizing and mourning losses is an essential part of being human, keeping us connected to ourselves, our coworkers, and our families. Acknowledging and processing our individual and collective losses is important for our physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Care Providers of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Frank Bennett back for the second in his four-part online workshop series. In August’s online workshop, you will learn some techniques and ideas for you and your colleagues to share and practice to address the effects these losses are having on you, your residents, and your organization.
- Describe the effects of grief and loss in long-term care
- Describe three types of loss experienced by long-term care staff
- Identify three ways to acknowledge and mourn loss in long-term care, individually, and communally
Mr. Frank Bennett
Founder & Program Leader of Living Well/Dying Well
Frank Bennett is the founder and program leader of Living Well/Dying Well and is a senior teaching fellow at the Center for Spirituality & Healing after he spent years of working with individuals and their families who were living with serious and life-threatening illness. As a minister, facilitator, teacher, and chaplain, he provides support, education, and care for the unique emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges and opportunities at the end of life. Frank’s passion is to empower individuals, their providers, and care partners to live well until they die well. He draws on his experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum development, writing, organizational leadership, and development to support his work.
As a non-denominational spiritual care professional, Frank is committed to providing humane care for each person, regardless of their culture or beliefs. Frank earned his Masters of Divinity in 2010 with an emphasis on pastoral care and community-based chaplaincy. Frank’s work as a spiritual care professional has included acute, palliative, and hospice spiritual care in a variety of settings. Frank also has a special focus on spiritual care and support for those living memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Thank you to Vaaler for sponsoring this program
Other online workshops in this series
- Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:00–11:15 AM, End-of-life care: Preparing families, residents & colleagues (archived)
- Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00–11:15 AM, Resiliency & self-care: Getting through this
- Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:00–2:15 PM, Living well: Helping residents & families make the most of their days
Original Air Date: 08/18/2020
Length: 65 minutes
Category: All Audiences
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