January 18, 2018
Anticipatory Grief: Supporting Patients & Families in the Face of Decline and Imminent Death
Lunch & Learn Series
Historically, “anticipatory grief” (AG) experienced by family/caregivers prior to a patient’s death has been perceived as a necessary, helpful, and proactive aspect of “grief work.” Current research does not confirm this and instead suggests that AG may be a misnomer and that the manifestation of intense grief experienced by family members/caregivers during the patient’s illness predicts bereavement complications post death, i.e. AG does not lessen post death bereavement. This presentation will explore the importance of acknowledging pre-loss grief and preparedness for death as powerful factors in healthy adjustment to a patient’s decline and death. Positive interventions will be highlighted. (Nielsen, MK, et.al. Do we need to change our understanding of anticipatory grief in caregivers? A systematic review of caregiver studies during end-of-life caregiving and bereavement. Clinical Psychology Review, 2016; 44:75-93.)
Douglas E. Cluxton, MA, LPC; Consultant
January 18, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
**NOTE: LeadingAge Ohio members use code LAO in the Group ID field when registering for this event.**
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services and LeadingAge Ohio strive to meet the educational needs of our clients/members and our programs are second to none. Since these classes are FREE of charge, please forward this email to any associates you feel could benefit from these seminars.
There is a $10 fee processing fee for continuing education.
Criteria for Successful Completion
Attending the entire session and submitting an evaluation form. Upon submittal of the proper forms,
program offers 1 contact hour credit for nursing valid nationally, except in Iowa. There is a Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a link to the seminar. The handout will be available on
screen during the seminar.
LeadingAge Ohio is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-248/4-01-18)
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP16782 (9/30/18).