BER606 Bereavement in the Workplace
Introduces learners to the unique nature of loss within the workplace, including death of a colleague, bereavement overload of health providers, retirement, death and the media, and related treatment interventions within workplace systems. Learners will develop an interdisciplinary treatment plan for application within the workplace.
- Identify and describe the current facts on workplace bereavement and the effects on the community and economy.
- Define and evaluate what is meant by “the hidden costs” of bereavement in the workplace.
- Describe the experience of grief in the workplace.
- Assess for the current supports in place for the bereaved worker in workplace policies.
- Delineate the laws associated with The Family and Medical leave Act (FMLA) of 1993.
- Identify and describe the many types of bereavement situations found in the workplace.
- Discern how employee’s respond to their colleagues’ bereavement.
- List the key factors that influence how an employee responds to the death or loss.
- Describe the unique relationship between colleagues and how the loss of a colleague is a disenfranchised loss.
- Compare and contrast inappropriate and inadequate responses to bereavement, loss, and death to appropriate and adequate responses to bereavement, loss, and death.
- Evaluate how leadership can create or remove barriers to appropriate support for bereaved workers.
- Apply several examples of support programs developed by employers in the United States.
- Analyze the unique nature of bereavement for those who work in law enforcement, the military, health care, and schools.
- Create strategies for helping bereaved workers.
- Evaluate and integrate his or her own experience with bereavement in the workplace.