Bereavement Support Resources for Families and Professionals
Presented February 20, 2019
Fatality Review personnel, caregivers, and workers dealing with bereaved families often express their need to know more about how to communicate with and provide services for families following an infant or child loss. This webinar will provide an overview of the types of infant and child loss, best practices for supporting families, expressions of grief, and how to recognize complicated grief reactions. The webinar will conclude with tips for processing our own feelings on grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and resources for self-care.
Working With Patient and Families as Advisors: Implementation Handbook (AHRQ)
From AHRQ, The goal of the Working With Patients and Families as Advisors strategy is to bring the perspectives of patients and families directly into the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care. The tools that accompany this handbook are intended to help hospitals recruit and orient patient and family advisors and prepare clinicians and hospital staff to work with patient and family advisors.
Promoting Patient and Family-Centered Care in the Prehospital Setting: A Toolkit for Medical Directors
PowerPoint presentation (PDF) from NAEMSP 2018 Annual Meeting. Presented by Dr. Saranya Srinivasan.
Objectives: After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to: 1) Define patient and family-centered care and discuss its importance in the prehospital environment; 2) Describe techniques for incorporating on-scene family members into the care team and involving the patient in his/her own care; 3) Describe effective strategies for communicating with family members and patients in a manner that is clear, consistent, and age-appropriate; 4) Identify resources that can be accessed to help integrate patient and family-centered care into their own EMS system