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Online Education

RTS, the leading provider of bereavement education and resources for healthcare professionals worldwide, offers blended learning courses in perinatal death, neonatal and pediatric death, and adult death. The training has been designed to help healthcare facilities meet the Joint Commission standards for end-of-life and bereavement care...the kind of care that makes a difference. Online courses are available for individual continuing education as well as training for entire healthcare organizations.

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Courses

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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