What Complicates Grief & Loss?

21 March 2018

Course information

Are you a health / social care practitioner who has contact with patients and families pre and post bereavement? If so, this course will enable you to recognise the key factors that complicate grief for individual adults and children, as well as families. Factors complicating grief could include things such as suicide, trauma, and difficult relationships.

This course is an excellent follow-up to our 'Change, Loss and Grief' course, but can also be taken as a stand alone course.

Course details

1 day
21 March 2018
21 March 2018
9.30 - 16.00
Registered and non-registered staff working with people affected by complex grief, loss or change. Factors might include things such as suicide, trauma, difficult relationships etc.
Light lunch and refreshments included
01225 721 470

Other information

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand the distinction between healthy / complex grief, and between complex grief / grief related disorders
  • identify a range of factors that make grief complex for both adults and children, including social, biographical, emotional, developmental, behavioural and health issues
  • explore the inter-relationship of family and individual grief
  • apply the principles of assessment of an individual’s experience of grief
  • practice role appropriate responses to complicated grief


What others have said about this course

  • Excellent course.
  • A good session, very useful.
  • I thought the day was great, thank you.
  • I found the whole day very interesting, relevant and stimulating.


About our training

Group discussion and participation are encouraged, but don’t worry, we won’t put you ‘on the spot’.

We understand some of our courses from time to time may cover sensitive or difficult areas for some people.

All of our course facilitators recognise this and are skilled in supporting participants and enabling everyone to get the best from the day.

If you would like to have a chat with us before booking to attend, please feel free to contact the course lead Simon Parrett – tel 01225 721 470.


What other courses might I be interested in?

This course is an excellent follow-up to our ‘Change, Loss and Grief’ course, but can also be taken as a stand alone course.

Booking details

To book this event call 01225 721 470 or email education@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk

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