When a Coworker Is Diagnosed With or Dies From COVID-19—Free download
This unique resource is designed specifically to support frontline workers across the country as they face unprecedented threats from the novel coronavirus pandemic. A central theme in the brochure discusses how our professional proximity to a diagnosed or deceased colleague triggers varying responses. Depending on how closely we worked with or how well we knew the team member, we may experience a range of emotions from anxiety to deep sorrow. It is even possible to collectively grieve with those we’ve never met. Additional topics include exploring grief, the power of meaning-making during moments, ritual, and emotions such as fear, courage, and vulnerability. Resolve Through Sharing created this brochure at the request of Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance.
Practicing Emotion Regulation Under the Strain of COVID-19: Strategies for Frontline Workers—Free download
The stress and strain felt by healthcare workers across the country has increased due to pressure to reopen areas of the economy and public gathering spaces sooner than guidelines suggest is safe. For those who face the healthcare realities of COVID-19 on a daily basis, this brochure offers suggestions to minimize negative emotions that can hurt one’s well-being. Strategies include focusing on relationship, practicing letting go, considering taking control, and incorporating ritual.
RTS Self-Care Pro-Pack—available for purchase in the RTS Online Store
During a global pandemic where frontline workers are faced with unprecedented demands, both physical and emotional, practicing self-care has never been so needed. Resolve Through Sharing has created a pro-pack that includes "A Guide to Self-Care: Practices for Professionals Who Support Those Grieving" (informational brochure) and "As I Support Those Who Grieve: Thoughts and Reflections" (companion journal).The guide explores a deep, rich perspective on self-care through evidence-based principles and practices. Topics include daily routines, mindfulness, self-compassion, personal sharing, and ritual. The companion journal provides prompts for thoughtful reflection and a safe place where the writer can regularly unpack struggles and find meaning.
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Emergency personnel are provided with little to no bereavement training. This can cause them to feel helpless and unprepared when supporting survivors at the scenes of fatal incidents. During these times, the actions taken by emergency personnel can have lasting impacts—positive or negative—on survivors. To address this issue, Tri-State and RTS established a protocol that provides responding personnel with bereavement education, tools to use in the field, and support materials to present to the bereaved.
It's Never Too Early™
Miscarriages occur in many places throughout a hospital system. The outpatient clinic, the emergency department, the surgical department, and labor and delivery areas may all encounter families experiencing early pregnancy loss. It's Never Too Early™ is an initiative that was created to disseminate a standard of care for families experiencing miscarriage.
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Limbo part of award winning book
Associate Director and co-founder of Resolve Through Sharing, Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN, is one of the editors—and co-author of three chapters—of the award-winning book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions. The book recently won the first place American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for 2016 in the palliative and hospice category.
From the foreword by Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, internationally known leader in palliative nursing and bereavement care:
This is a definitive, state-of-the-art resource on the vital pieces of perinatal and pediatric palliative care. Culling the most important new evidence-based research and findings from scholars and practitioners worldwide, it links theoretical knowledge and clinical practice to fill a gap in current information. The text is distinguished by its provision of different and even competing perspectives that address the complexities of the tragic human experience of perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric death and its focus on the nurses and other health care providers who provide care to those involved.
More about the book including purchasing information can be found by visiting http://www.springerpub.com/perinatal-and-pediatric-bereavement.html
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A Journey of Grief
This is most likely the hardest thing you will ever face. Your child's death has put you on a journey of grief that will last your entire life. Faith's Lodge is not here to fix you or to make the grief disappear. We are a stop on your journey that allows you to connect with other parents experiencing similar circumstances.
The mission of Faith's Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or death of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.
"It was wonderful being able to relate to (without burdening) other parents who have lost a child. It was also great just being together as a couple." Faith's Lodge Guest
Perinatal Loss Certification
Validate your expertise in perinatal loss care!
The Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) offers an official way to acknowledge and validate your expertise in the field of perinatal bereavement through a one-of-a-kind perinatal loss certification exam. After successful completion of the exam you will receive the credential CPLC (Certified in Perinatal Loss Care).
Target candidate disciplines
- Social work
- Psychotherapy and counseling
- Child life
- Must have at least 2 years' experience of caring for women/families experiencing perinatal death
- Must hold a professional license
How to prepare for the exam