I’ve been asked to speak to a group of healthcare professionals and social workers employed by the hospice industry.
I plan to share a talk entitled “Lifting the Veil on Grief: the Ongoing Impact of Loss on Individuals, Families and Society”
But I need your help.
Because Dominic left for heaven suddenly, in a motorcycle accident, I did not have any interaction with the healthcare system specific to his death. And while I can speak about the grief that comes AFTER, I’d like to also speak a bit on what parents, siblings and other close family members need from these folks when a child goes to heaven in a hospital or hospice care facility.
So I have a few questions:
- What did a nurse, hospice worker, social worker or other professional do that blessed you around the time of your child’s death?
- What did they do that was unhelpful or even detrimental?
- Did any professional present offer grief counseling or recommend a grief support group? If they did, did you take advantage of that resource? Why or why not?
- What do you want these folks to know about your family’s experience?
- What would you say if you could speak to them today, in light of your experience?
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I want to represent the bereaved parent community honestly, bravely and gracefully.
Your participation will help me do that.
Thanks in advance.
I knew I could count on you!