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In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde the Bereavement Service based in the Women and Child Health Directorate offers a debriefing service to staff following the death of a child. This enables staff to explore their feelings in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

21.

WHERE and WHEN should the support be provided?

Where the support will be provided is again dependent upon the level of support required but it should always begin in the workplace and at the time or immediately following the death. In some areas, when a death is expected, support for staff should be provided by creating a culture of

“checking out” that staff are coping.

22. Recognition should be given to the members’ own lives may make them more stressful deaths or traumatic grief at work.

fact that events in staff or less able to cope with Where possible sensitivity

should be shown to within work too soon

staff by not exposing them to very following a personal bereavement.

stressful

deaths

23.

Local provision of support is more cost effective, but staff should

also have the opportunity to access employee counselling services outwith

the organisation if they prefer.

24.

Senior staff should support the development of more junior staff in

providing bereavement support by allowing exposure to difficult situations

in

bereavement

within

a

supportive

environment.

Attempting

to

protect

them from such circumstances inhibits their learning resulting feeling inadequate when qualified (Begley and Quayle 2003).

in

them

HOW is staff support provided? Informal peer support will be achieved by ensuring adequate and appropriate training of staff in the principles of bereavement care. Formal 25.

support should be and/or counselling

provided by staff who are trained in communication

skills.

By

creating

a

supportive

culture,

staff

should

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