Bronson Offers Pregnancy and Infant Loss Bereavement Training

September 23, 2013

A miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death can be a devastating experience for expectant parents. Medical providers are well-trained in providing clinical care to patients, but addressing the psychological and emotional needs of families requires special skills and training.

In honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, Bronson Bereavement Services is hosting a training titled, Resolve Through Sharing (RTS): Perinatal Death, to help medical professionals enhance their understanding of how perinatal death impacts families and provide tools to help providers, patients and families cope.

Resolve Through Sharing will be held Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30 in the Gilmore Center auditorium at 7 Healthcare Plaza on the North Campus of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

The training is open to all medical providers whose patients are coping with perinatal death including: nurses, social workers, chaplains, patient care assistants, patient sitters, hospice staff, physicians, mid-levels, residents and staff in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine and OB/GYNs.

The training is made possible by a grant from Angel Kisses, a non-profit, Michigan-based, volunteer-led foundation that provides support and services to families who have experienced perinatal loss. Providers who register by October 7 will qualify for a discounted conference rate.

For more information or to register for the training, visit http://www.bereavementservices.org/upload/docs/Bereavement/Kalamazoo_RTSBrochure_web.pdf), or call Brenda Terburg-Fawley, LMSW CTC-S; Bereavement Coordinator at (269) 341-6639.