Chapter 2: Addressing work-related grief stress

Preventing grief complications

The paramedic says
Les describes how having a buffer from the pressures of his job is therapeutic. (3:22)
Tyne describes how she engages her support network.(3:22)Video transcript
Tristan talks about the importance of talking to someone. (3:22)Video transcript
Les shares openly about seeking help and why this is important. (3:22)Video transcript
Olivia shares thoughts on self-awareness and check-ins.(3:22)Video transcript
The grief expert says
Irene Renzenbrink shares her own experience with not paying attention to ones's own needs when working in health care. (3:22)Video transcript

To help avoid grief complications, these are a few important skills for your “prevention toolbox.”

  • Take time to review difficult deaths with colleagues,

  • Access adequate support and counselling when you’ve experienced or anticipate the death of someone close to you.

  • Resist the urge to avoid distressing thoughts or feelings about a death or interaction. Pay attention to the meaning of particularly intense feelings.

  • Continue to engage in activities and relationships that bring meaning, purpose, and joy to your life.