Families with Disabled Children: Grieving

How to Take this Course

Course Overview: This program is the first in a series of three course offerings designed to prepare nurses to work with families of children with disabilities. Each program has specific objectives and may be taken separately, or as part of the series. This course (Part I) provides the nurse with information to address the grief process that follows the diagnosis of disability in a child, as well as stressors faced by families of children with special needs. Along with a discussion of family systems and their impact on the child with disabilities, the program discusses family expectations relevant to nursing practice. Please see Objectives for a specific list of the course goals.

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The target audience for this course is nurses who work with families of children with disabilities in a variety of settings: inpatient, clinic, home health, schools, public and private agencies, and nurse case management.