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Bereavement Training: Adult Death

Do you feel comfortable caring for families when a loved one dies? Do you have the confidence to support yourself and your colleagues who share this responsibility? Research shows that caring for dying patients and their loved ones is one of the most anxiety-producing aspects of a care provider’s practice. RTS can help. Following RTS Bereavement Training, over 95% of attendees surveyed report an increase in their comfort levels surrounding bereavement care.

Are bereavement standards of care and processes consistent across your organization? The comprehensive, evidence- and relationship-based RTS bereavement model supports the Triple Aim, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Joint Commission standards for delivery of consistent, quality patient care. You will learn ways to incorporate invaluable RTS concepts into everyday practice, meeting these standards and profoundly impacting teammates and leadership.

Additional Benefits

  • Staff retention and reduced burnout
  • Patient satisfaction and loyalty
  • Positive impact on charitable giving 

Training focus: Adult death: serious illness, complex medical conditions, trauma, suicide, drug abuse, and more

Who should attend? This course is intended for nurses, social workers, chaplains, physicians, child life specialists, emergency medical system/first responders, and other team members who care for dying patients and families.


Day 1

7:30 a.m. Sign in

8 a.m.

  • Theory and grief concepts
  • Communicating with the bereaved
  • Cultural humility
  • End-of-life-care

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m.

  • End-of-life care (continued)
  • Traumatic death and stigma
  • Deaths of military personnel
  • Family panel

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2

7:30 a.m. Sign in

8 a.m.

  • Grief and families
  • Making meaning through spiritual care, organ donation, and ritual

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m.

  • Self-care
  • Follow up

3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Online modules must be completed prior to attending the in-person segment of the training (cost included in registration fee). Registration confirmations include instructions for accessing the modules.

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