This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.
This unit applies to workers in a range of community services and health contexts.
Potential impacts at the individual, family and community level, of grief, bereavement and trauma.
Features and expressions of grief and how these may vary.
reactions that may indicate risk of suicide and required responses
how loss, grief and bereavement can impact on social and emotional health and well being
social, cultural, ethnic and spiritual differences in responses to loss, grief and bereavement
Different contexts and circumstances that may be present prior to loss and their impact on grief and bereavement.
Strategies and communication techniques for formal and informal grief and bereavement support.
Grief and bereavement care services and information resources.
Stress vulnerability model and its application to loss and grief support.
Self care strategies and support services for workers.