Mar 18: Navigating Ambiguous Loss: Paths to Resilience and Resources for Professionals

Jed A. Levine, President Emeritus, CaringKind, reviewed the concept of ambiguous loss, first described by Pauline Boss, DSW, and the concept of resilience and suggest ways for social workers and other health care professionals to help caregivers build their resilience and identify resources for care and support in the community. The impact of COVID-19 on persons with dementia, their caregivers, and professional staff will be addressed, and how it relates to the themes of ambiguous loss, anticipatory grief and insulation or lack of insulation from the existential dread of death when working with seriously ill, aged individuals.

Thanks to the generous support of 305 West End Assisted Living one (1) CEU credit free of charge was provided for Social Workers in New York.  CEU credits sponsored by CaringKind. This event was designed in honor of Social Work Month.