Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Some lives, like shooting stars, last only a brief time, but their lights are bright and their impact large. The expectation and arrival of a new baby is supposed to be a joyful time in a family’s life, but some parents are left reeling when they receive the heartbreaking news that their baby likely won’t live long. Such parents often have to make difficult and heartrending decisions about their child’s care.
In this workshop we take a peek inside the neonatal ICU (intensive care unit), where birth and death reside side by side. We explore the emerging field of perinatal palliative care, how to support parents through the loss of their baby, and ways to infuse even the shortest lives with sacredness and dignity. Topics covered will include birth plans, memory-making, baby blessings, funerals, and bereavement support.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
$210 (Members & Nonmembers)
This course is also part of the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program
New York Open Center