This session will focus on the cultural and religious needs of families who experience the loss of a newborn or child in a hospital setting. Each religion and culture is unique in coping with death, and as a social worker, it is our role to best support the family in their wishes whenever possible. Conversations that can provide anticipatory guidance and bereavement support will be shared. Families will always remember how they felt at the time of the loss. Being prepared to navigate those moments will provide confidence to the clinician.
This presentation will enhance social work knowledge around infant/child loss within the cultural norms of the African American, Hispanic and Asian cultures. We will also explore religious customs around infant loss in Jewish Orthodox, Amish/ Mennonite, Christianity/ Catholicism, Muslim and Hindu religions.
This event provides two (2) CE credits.
Free event parking available.
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