Disenfranchised Grief, Chronic Illness and Dementia Part 1

Caregivers in hospice palliative care will ineveitably encounter individuals experiencing disenfranchised grief as a consequence of dying with chronic illness.

This podcasts features the unique perspectives of Jennifer Wortham and Elizabeth Causton (see About Us) addressing the ways chronic illness and dementia contribute to disenfranchised grief. Both practitioners have extensive experience, both professional and personal, in working with individuals with chronic illnesses and dementia. Their insight educates us on ways to recognize disenfranchised grief and how to validate individuals in their grief.

Chapter 5, On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, in Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Study Guide for Health Care Workers, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009.

Study Guide for Practical Nurses, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009.

Written and recorded by Jennifer Wortham and Elizabeth Causton, All Rights Reserved, Life and Death Matters 2010