Penn State Health partners on grief workshops for nurses

Penn State Health partners with a grief center to aid nurses working in ICUs/CCUs to process their grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Highmark Caring Place initially started with the goal of supporting children who were visiting a dying or critically ill loved one at the Hershey, Pa.-based facility before the pandemic, but it evolved into supporting nurses who were caring for dying and critically ill patients. The eight-hour workshops provide a place for nurses to explore feelings about grief and its effect on their work. The workshop also offers music therapy and chaplain services. Penn State Health plans to hold the sessions for nurses once every six months. (HealthLeaders Media article, 9/19/22)