Bereavement and Complicated Grief

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Grief is a natural response to loss. It occurs in response to the state of being bereaved or ‘deprived’, most commonly when someone close to us passes away. However, it’s not limited to that experience only.

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As a healthcare professional, you will witness loss and grief on a more frequent basis than people working in other professions. Therefore, it’s crucial for you to be able to understand, identify and advise on grief. It’s also important to acknowledge the impact that witnessing loss and grief on such a large scale will have on your own wellbeing.

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Matt Taylor
01 Dec 2022
Provided a short yet helpful re introduction to grief and loss for professional understanding, empathy and management.
Vicki cooper
14 Nov 2022
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Rhonda Dowie
22 Nov 2022
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15 Nov 2022
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Erin Miller
17 Feb 2020
It was good to learn about grief in a quick and easy way, considering how common it is.
narelle windle
28 Apr 2020
very good resource to review the bereavement response of grief and loss
Pratipada SHARMA
18 Nov 2022
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Ha Do
24 Apr 2021
Very helpful
Tanya Webster
30 Nov 2022
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Easy to read & understand
Rachel Pearce
14 Sep 2022
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Informative and well written.
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