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 Disenfranchised Grief and Health Care Chaplains Recording
Presented by Rev. Steven Spidell DMin BCC

90 Minutes (1.5 CE hours - Methodology 8, Research)

$55/member; $95/nonmember
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Health care professionals are exposed to losses in various aspects of their work. However, there is the expectation that they will not reveal their feelings to patients or to colleagues. Because of this avoidant behavior,disenfranchised grief may well result in compassion fatigue, low morale, or even burnout.

Developing awareness of disenfranchised grief and healthy strategies for dealing with grief in the workplace bring benefits to individuals and to the health care team as a whole.

When you purchase this webinar recording, you will receive a PDF file with links to watch the recording and access supplemental materials directly from our web page. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn the characteristics and causes of disenfranchised grief

2. Appreciate effects of disenfranchised grief on personal and professional life

3. Develop strategies for dealing with grief effects of working in a health care setting

Content Level: advanced - research-based


Rev. Steven Spidell BCC is the executive director of Presbyterian Outreach to Patients in Houston, TX. He interfaces regularly with chaplains at Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, among others in the Houston area.

His study and research on disenfranchised grief resulted in the publication of "Grief in Healthcare Chaplains: An Investigation of the Presence of Disenfranchised Grief," by Steven Spidell with AnneMarie Wallace, Cindy L. Carmack, Graciela M. Nogueras-Gonzalez, Chrystal L. Parker and Scott B. Cantor in the Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, Vol. 17 No. 1 (January 2011): 75-86.

Chaplain Spidell is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. He earned a master of divinity/doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and later a doctor of ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.