I am happy to let you all know that Alive in Death Training in now available for healthcare providers and the general public too!
After a successful pilot program the eight-module online program is now ready for use. All you need to do is head to www.aliveindeath.ca and scroll through the site then head to the course-pricing page to sign up.
The program is designed to equip healthcare providers with the important and necessary tools, practices, and information regarding dying, death, and grief. This program will support you in creating healthy personal practices to ensure your own well-being as you work in an environment that will be witnessing a significant increase in the rate of death as our baby boomers, over a third of our population, continue to age and die. It is designed to help you process your own grief in way that enables you to have a vigorous and satisfying livelihood.
Each of the eight modules features specific learning objectives, personal reflections, assigned reading, and module specific learning tools designed to ensure that the lessons become personal habits that support a long and healthy career.
Yesterday, a day before the launch of Alive in Death, I met a student nurse studying hard at Bean Around Books. I asked her about her training as I do with all nurses I meet, student nurses and veteran nurses alike – “How much training do you get regarding dying, death, grief and loss. Do you get any personal self-care training for environmental grief?”
I got the same answer I always do – “Hmmm, hardly any!”
Alive in Death was created to fill this void in healthcare training and to help prepare those being called to a career in healthcare for what they will experience in one way or another in their workplace.
Whether you be a hospice worker, an x-ray technician, a radiologist, a care aide, an LPN, an RN, a social worker or administrator check out aliveindeath.ca.
It may be just the right continuing education for you.
Warmly and with gratitude
The Alive in Death Staff Team
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