Course: Helping Families Cope With Perinatal Loss
It is estimated that one in four women will experience some form of pregnancy or infant loss. Families experiencing perinatal loss need compassionate, timely, and individualized care.
Objectives of Course
At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand using effective communication when caring for a patient who has suffered perinatal loss.
2. Identify red flags for anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder following perinatal loss.
3. Explain new strategies to improve quality of care for patients suffering miscarriage, pregnancy loss or infant death.
4. Identify local and national support resources for perinatal loss.
Teaching Methods – This course will utilize a lecture format with a PowerPoint presentation (with LCD projector and laptop), and Q&A. Handouts of the PowerPoint presentation (and any associated support materials) will be given to participants.
Who should attend?
Social workers (all levels of practice) Public health nurses
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