Some details to help you work out if this module is for you -
The module takes four weeks (but there's always the opportunity to request more time if life gets busy)
A new module starts at the beginning of each month, so you can work out the timing that suits you best
The cost is $173.91 + GST of $26.09, so a total of $200.00
If your employer is paying and you'd rather an invoice is sent directly to them, please just email with their details and I can send an invoice to them
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to either ring Vicki on +64 021 776436 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication In this first section, we start by looking at the basics of communication. We then explore the concept of breaking bad news – exploring some models and considering some Aotearoa New Zealand-based recommendations. We conclude with a discussion on the differences between empathy and compassion (emotional empathy and cognitive empathy) and the importance of focusing on compassion in order to avoid secondary trauma and burnout.
Interaction We start with a focus on the power of language and discuss different words and phrases that are helpful when a baby dies, and some that are less than helpful. Two ways of being with/working with bereaved parents and families are then presented – Companioning and Holding Space.
When a Baby Dies This section begins with the Sands NZ Three-Point Model of Care, a model developed by bereaved parents for those working with bereaved parents. We then hear from baby loss and bereavement expert, Sherokee Ilse, on asking questions of parents and what we might want to consider when we do so. The next topic is post-mortem and how to talk about them. This section concludes with a discussion on shock and trauma and their impact on communication.
Being Clear About Who We Are In this section, we start by discussing cultural safety, Kawa Whakaruruhau, and reflect on the importance of seeing ourselves as bearers of culture. We then look at boundaries and discuss the role they play in any work we do. This section concludes with a discussion on showing up and being brave.
Wrapping It All Up We finish this module with some links, downloads and resources.
At the conclusion of each module, participants are asked to reflect on what has been learned as a means of ensuring that the content has been covered. Participants receive a certificate of completion and feedback on responses and questions as part of the module fee.
The module runs for four weeks with a certificate on completion