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Impact of Grief in the Workplace

Title: Impact of Grief in the Workplace with Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHCPA        

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse, Physician, and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional CE credit


Member Price: $105.00
Non-Member Price: $210.00

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Length: 1.0 hours
This session was originally presented at NHPCO’s 2013 Virtual Conference ‘Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Helping Patients, Families and Communities’. This session begins with an overview of how grief impacts the workplace. Basic principles of grief and loss will be reviewed in relation to the workplace. Strategies to manage grief including cumulative grief in health care settings, and ways to support grieving co-workers will be addressed.


  • Describe the impact and cost of grief and loss in the workplace
  • List ways to support grieving co-workers
  • Identify what to do when an employee dies

Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHCPA
Diane Snyder Cowan is the Director of the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Diane oversees both the hospice and community bereavement programs as well as music therapy, art therapy and massotherapy. She is active in promoting bereavement care on the local and national level and is a member of the Bereavement Professionals Section of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. Diane has presented over 100 inservices and training programs on various aspects of grief and loss throughout the community, state, and nationally. She has been published in NHPCO’s Insights magazine and co-authored a chapter on bereavement in Supportive Care in Heart Failure. Diane’s goal is to help provide comfort and healing to the bereaved and support and supplement education for those who work with them. 

Disclosure: Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty: Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC, CHCPA, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion: In order to complete this online activity, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.


Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hour commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.


Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: 
For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse, physician, and social worker, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form. *including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, spiritual care givers, etc.

Course Release Date: 02/04/2016
Course Review date:  02/04/2019 

Course Expiration Date:


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