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An Overview of Loss and Grief in Children with Life Limiting Illnesses

15 November 2022, 12:00am - 12:00am
LauraLynn Children's Hospice
Online Webinar
LauraLynn Children's Hospice, Leopardstown Road, Dublin, Ireland


In this webinar the Laura Lynn Bereavement Team will look at different types of losses involved in caring for a child with Life Limiting Illnesses from diagnosis through to bereavement. The grieving process will be described, as well as practical approaches for supporting children, parents, carers and siblings experiencing these different losses.

Cost : Free


  • Professionals working with/interested in this area
  • People involved with supporting children with life limiting illnesses

To provide participants with:

1. An overview of different types of losses associated with children with Life Limiting Illnesses including
a. Anticipatory losses
b. Disenfranchised losses

2. An overview of the grieving process
a. Dual process model
b. Grief bursts

3. Practical tips for providing support

4. Case study discussion on questions related to grief in children with Life Limiting Illnesses

Who is providing the webinar?

  • Laura Lynn Bereavement Team
  • Breffni McGuinness, Bereavement Co-ordinator
  • Aidan McKiernan, Senior Clinical Psychologist
  • Michelle Hartnett, Senior Play Therapist
  • Helen Arthur, Music Therapist
  • Rachel Colvin: Family Support Co-Ordinator
  • Ann Booth – Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Liz O’Donohue – Referrals Development Coordinator
  • Anna Brown – Senior Occupational Therapist
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