Understanding grief and trauma - Module introduction
“One of the hardest parts of the job is the family care - not the patient care” – ICU Nurse
Recognizing and assessing the signs of grief and trauma are the first steps in effectively supporting family members and preventing long-term complications of grief.
By completing this module, you will be able to:
- Summarize how grief and psychological trauma (referred to as “trauma”) intersect in the ICU setting.
- Describe different ways families experience and express grief and trauma.
- Identify strategies you can use to build trust and establish good working relationships with families.