Welcome to the course

We’re pleased to have you with us

Welcome to the course Loss, Grief and Bereavement in Children’s Palliative Care. We’re pleased that you have chosen to sign up for this course and hope you’ll find it interesting, challenging and, most importantly, that it will enhance your ability to provide compassionate and appropriate support to children, parents, siblings, and family members grieving the loss of a child or loved one.

The information found in this course is based on the book Palliative Care for Children: A guide for improving the quality of life of patients and their families written by the PatchSA Training Team. This book can be read online on the Bettercare Learning Station or is available to purchase as a hard copy from the PatchSA website.

This course consists of  modules, each with their own topics, activities and quizzes and will end with a final quiz to test your knowledge. Should you receive a total score of 80% or more, you will receive a certificate as acknowledgement that you have completed the course. You will be given the opportunity to retake the final test should you not pass the first time.

The modules of the course are as follows:

  1. Introduction to loss, grief, mourning and bereavements
  2. Understanding grief
  3. Patterns of grief
  4. Communication with children about death and dying
  5. The uniqueness of grief
  6. Supporting grieving children
  7. Memory making
  8. What have you learned? (Final Quiz)

We’re excited to have you on this journey with us. Let’s begin!