Upcoming grief awareness events to honor life and loss

April 11, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Since 2013, the month of May has signified Michigan Medicine’s commitment to honor and recognize grief and loss in the workplace.

It is a time to express gratitude to health care professionals, faculty and staff who walk alongside patients and families during their most devastating times.

All members of the Michigan Medicine community are invited to care for themselves and join others to grow during “Honoring Life and Loss: Grief Awareness for Faculty and Staff.

Events that make up “Honoring Life and Loss” include:

  • “Demystifying Death, Dying and Afterlife Planning” panel presentation: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16; MCHC Auditorium
  • Mott Memorial Service: 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28; Towsley Center
  • Power of Peace meditation: Noon – 12:30 p.m., every Wednesday in May; Mott Spiritual Care Center
  • “Lessons Learned: How to Survive When Your Patient Doesn’t” panel discussion: Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 1: Ford Auditorium
  • Circle singing and harmony workshop presented by Gifts of Art: Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, May 9; University Hospital, Main entrance lobby, floor 1
  • “Experiencing Loss: When Personal and Professional Lives Collide” panel presentation: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, May 9; Danto Auditorium
  • Schwartz Rounds, “Honoring Lives Lost and Strategies for Moving Beyond”: Noon – 1 p.m., Monday, May 13; Ford Auditorium
  • “Discovering Compassion in Loss: Building Sustainability for All” daylong event: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, May 17; NCRC Research Auditorium (Registration is $25)
  • Adult Memorial Services for UH/CVC: 1 p.m., Sunday, May 19; Rackham Auditorium
  • Journal-making workshop, presented by Gifts of Art: Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, May 23; University Hospital, Main entrance lobby, floor 1
  • Book/Journal Club to discuss “Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief”: Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, May 30; CVC Boardroom 5321

Additionally, the windows in University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center will serve as a resource for faculty, staff, patients and visitors to express their grief throughout the month of May.

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