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 Perinatal Bereavement: Primer on Standard of Care Recording
Presented by Rev. Catherine Neal MDiv BCC

90 minutes (1.5 CE hours)

$55/member; $95/nonmember
Item Number: WebR1211
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Price: $95.00
Perinatal and pediatric death is not a consistent experience for chaplains, unless they are members of a high tertiary childrens' hospital or high-risk obstetrics unit. Therefore, this webinar will take into account that chaplains of all types of experience may wish to participate.

The presentaton will go beyond the basics of bereavement theory and support. It will incorporate medical terminology unique to pregnancy, how cultural and religious diversity plays a role, and how staff needs to be supported. Ritual plays a large part in the healing process, not only for parents and families but also for staff.

Understanding both the standard of care and what your system has in place can help chaplains provide integrated care for patients and staff. The webinar will explore issues and questions such as: Is the spiritual care staff at your facility involved from the moment the patient arrives onsite, or are they called after the crisis when the death occurs? Do chaplains provide follow-up support after the patient leaves your facility? What are the disposition laws of your state? How does your facility handle disposition? How do you care for yourself after the day is done.

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 website. You'll be able to hear and see the complete presentation, including Q&A with the audience. To participate, all that is needed is a computer with Internet access and speakers, as the presentation audio and visuals are "webcast."

Learning Objectives

1.Define types of loss, and discuss concepts and theories of grief and healing in perinatal loss.

2. Define and integrate the chaplain into the institutional program designed to address and support perinatal loss.

3. Learn how to incorporate ritual to promote healing for parents, familes and staff involved, promoting self-care.

Content Level: Basic; introduction to perinatal bereavement standard of care


Rev. Catherine Neal MDiv BCC serves as chaplain, Spiritual Care Department, and RTS coordinator, perinatal bereavement, at United Hospital System, Kenosha, WI. Neal participated in the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Trained Staff course in 2004 and completed the RTS Coordinator Training in 2009. She is responsible for system-wide perinatal bereavement support and administration. Ordained by the Presbyterian Church USA, Neal is a board certified chaplain member of APC.