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Doctors training- maintaining wellbeing in working with loss, death & grief

Doctors training- maintaining wellbeing in working with loss, death & grief

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Training for doctors - maintaining wellbeing in working with loss, death and grief

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Doctors face a number of stresses in their work which can detrimentally affect their mental health. In recognition of the importance of promoting wellbeing among doctors, Child Bereavement UK is pleased to have been awarded a grant from BMA Giving to develop and deliver a series of monthly webinars.

Each webinar focuses on:

  • Aspects of work that compromise your wellbeing.
  • Factors increasing the risk of deterioration in doctors’ mental health.
  • The impact of working with loss, death and grief, both personally and professionally.
  • Strategies to build and maintain resilience, including monitoring your stress levels, your reactions to loss and your vulnerability.
  • The dual process model of coping with bereavement.
  • Compassion fatigue and burnout: signs and contributory factors.
  • Barriers to seeking help.
  • What helps in developing a culture of care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Greater awareness of the impact of working in the face of loss, grief and bereavement on you as a professional.
  • An ability to acknowledge what your workplace experiences mean for you both personally and professionally.
  • The development of strategies to build your resilience and maintain your wellbeing.

Who should attend?

Suitable for doctors and trainees whose roles involve exposure to issues of grief and bereavement.

Who is presenting?

Ann Chalmers, Chief Executive, Child Bereavement UK

Ann has been involved in multi-disciplinary training of professionals in the area of loss and bereavement for over twenty-five years. She holds a BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a University Accredited Diploma in Bereavement Counselling, and has provided counselling for individuals, couples and staff within the NHS and for children and young people within the voluntary sector. She joined Child Bereavement UK in 1996 and has been involved in all aspects of the charity’s training, consultancy and service development work. She has contributed to a number of professional publications and books, and has presented nationally and internationally for the charity.

What previous attendees have said about this training:

"Really useful, practically webinar, thanks!"

"NHS workers need information like this more widely distributed and more easily accessible"

"Increased my knowledge. Provided lots for further thought and to utilise in personal life and practice. Thank you"

"I am truly inspired and found the talk incredibly helpful. I recognise my own limitations and I can see new ways to deal with them"

"Prompted reflection and provided helpful reference for further reflection"

"Brilliant and very helpful talk. I feel more prepared of how to structure myself before confronting an emotionally challenging event such as the death of a child or to deliver bad news"

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