Keeping with our annual tradition of honoring those working in the hospice field during November (National Hospice Month), Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium will again host the accredited program in person this year on Wednesday, November 3 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Thursday, November 4 in Brattleboro, Vermont.
This year’s offering is the Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) 2021 Living with Grief® program called Living with Grief Since COVID 19.
This program is a two-hour educational video for caregivers and provides two free CE credits available directly through the HFA following the event.
The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an unprecedented level of loss since March 2020. Non-death losses as well as deaths both due to and unrelated to COVID-19 have shattered the view that the world is reasonably safe, benevolent, and predictable, and have created a sense of collective trauma and grief.
Through an expert panel discussion, and live and recorded interviews, Living with Grief Since COVID-19 will help professionals respond effectively to the onslaught of pandemic-related grief and bereavement needs in their communities. It will also equip them with tools to support counseling, treatment, stabilization, and post traumatic growth.
Acknowledging that healthcare and grief professionals are coping with their own losses and exposure to trauma related to the pandemic, this program will address ways to empower professionals to employ self-care techniques.
Caregivers can choose from two locations and times:
- Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, NH; 9:30 to 10 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast; 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Welcome and Educational Video
- Thursday, November 4, 2021, Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home & Crematorium, 57 High St., Brattleboro, VT; 1 – 1:30 p.m.: Registration and refreshments; 1:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Welcome and Educational Video
Contact Colleen Kurlansky, Caregiver Liaison, for more information, or, check out the program on the HFA website.
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