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Nursing Beyond Grief

When Tricia LaVallee was 4 years old, she learned about caring for her dying grandfather and what death meant. Since that time, she has wanted to help others heals as they deal with grief, loss and guilt. Many times, grief is the product of loss, but not just of a loved one; grief can come from job loss, changes in relationships, loss of a pet or guilt about someone else’s death. As nurses, we care for dying patients and their families, but don’t often take the time to grieve or heal from their loss. 

Tricia took her talents and started a business called Beyond Grief. She is a coach for those that need help to get “unstuck” and to help them find joy in their lives. The one thing that Tricia believes that we should all do is love each other. Her genuine caring is what makes her a perfect coach if you are dealing with grief and loss. Reach out to her in the links below if you would like to connect.

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Links & Notes

  • 00:00 – Welcome to Don’t Eat Your Young • Patricia LaVallee
  • 05:57 – The grief ecosystem
  • 10:04 – The 24-7 Nurse
  • 13:21 – How do nurses deal with grief?
  • 16:41 – How does hospice training handle grief training?
  • 20:04 – Systems Challenges
  • 21:57 – About Patricia’s Grief Work
  • 28:19 – Some advice for nurses
  • 30:47 – Wrapping Up

Stories from the Incredible World of Nursing.

Welcome to Don’t Eat Your Young, the podcast that brings you stories from the trenches of the incredible, wonderful, exhausting, terrifying, joyous world of nursing with your host, Beth Quaas.