What are they?

Child Bereavement UK has created a course for paediatric trainees in London to gain a better understanding and skills in supporting bereaved parents and children.  The opportunity to meet bereaved parents gives trainees invaluable insight into how families experience bereavement.  The day will improve communication skills with parents and children in complex and difficult situations. It will also develop practical knowledge of medical procedures (post mortem, organ donation) and help trainees to support and look after themselves in child bereavement.

These days are very well received with previous trainees saying:
“Incredible session with bereaved parents”
“I now have more confidence in talking to parents and being aware of the phrases I use”
“I realised the gap between parents’ expectations and our practice”

Who are they for?

The days are designed for ST5 paediatric trainees but are also suitable for ST6-8.

How can I book?

Booking is via Eventbrite. Please check the LSP news updates for the link as courses become available.

Further reading

Looking after each other when a child dies. Martin Ward Platt archdischild-2017-313893.full

Child Bereavement UK runs other days that may be of interest, particularly with regards to neonatal palliative care and communicating with bereaved parents and supporting families through grief. A full list of their courses can be found on their website (www.childbereavementuk.org).