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Online Education

New, redesigned Bereavement Modules now available!

  • Communicating With the Bereaved
  • Memory-Making and Ritual
  • Guided Participation: A Method of Teaching and Learning

These newly designed state-of-the-art learning modules are user-friendly, interactive, and evidence-based. They work seamlessly with RTS education, providing in-depth introductions to topics that are fundamental to the core RTS courses. You can complete the modules by taking RTS Bereavement Training, or you can complete them independently by purchasing the module 3-Pack for $45. The modules are suitable for individual training as well as training for entire healthcare organizations.

Continuing education is available for nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Completion time is approximately two hours.

Purchase modules

Register for RTS Bereavement Training (modules included)

Module Details

Communicating With the Bereaved

Purpose: Learn what to say and what to do when caring for someone who is grieving, and strategies for communicating with the bereaved.
Audience: This lesson is intended for healthcare professionals and others who may interact with or provide services to the bereaved.
Objectives: As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to

  • Define compassionate silence.
  • Identify two strategies for communicating with the bereaved.

Memory-Making and Ritual

Purpose: Learn the importance of keepsakes, memorials, and ritual for the bereaved when one who is loved dies.
Audience: This lesson is intended for healthcare professionals and others who may interact with or provide services to the bereaved.
Objectives: As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to

  • List three ways the bereaved can memorialize their loved one who has died.
  • Identify how mementos create relationship between the survivor and the deceased.
  • Explain co-creation of ritual.

Guided Participation: A Method of Teaching and Learning

Purpose: Learn what sets Guided Participation apart from other methods of teaching and learning, and how it supports relationship-based care and practice.
Audience: This lesson is intended for healthcare professionals and others who may interact with or provide services to the bereaved.
Objectives: As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to

  • Define participatory learning.
  • List the three elements of Guided Participation.

Continuing Education Credit

To receive contact or continuing education hours, nurses, social workers, and chaplains must complete the online course (with an 80% passing grade) and the course evaluation. A continuing education certificate will be available to print after completing the requirements.

Course Titles

  • Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) Communicating With the Bereaved
  • Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) Memory-Making and Ritual
  • Resolve Through Sharing® (RTS) Guided Participation: A Method of Teaching and Learning

Nursing Contact Hours
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider (Gundersen Lutheran Bereavement and Advance Care Planning Services) approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #12245, for 3.0 contact hours for RTS Online Learner-Directed Trainings.

Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for completion of these online courses.

Social Work Continuing Education Clock Hours
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Inc., provider #1089, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, ASWB Approval Period: November 15, 2015-November 15, 2018. Licensed social workers should contact their state jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Social Workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours by participating in these online courses.

Other Credits
Resolve Through Sharing is a provider for the National Association for Catholic Chaplains offering 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Planning Committee

  • Marie A. Walter, MS, RN, C-EFM, CPLC
  • Jalane Schramm, CSW
  • Ann Tyndall, M Div, BCC
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