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Caring For Those Who Are Dying: A Course for Caregivers


 with Nicole Berry

short description:
This course is a four week course focusing on the work of the caregiver at the end of life.
long description:
Many individuals find themselves caring for loved ones at the
end of their life. Often this position comes with short notice
and with little preparation. This course is designed to offer
support and information for caregivers and their loved ones who
are nearing the end of life. Such topics for the course will
I. Understanding the physical realities of the dying process
Outlining the realities and expectations of the physical
process of death.
II. Death as a Spiritual Process
Each person copes with and processes their own death in a
different way. This session will offer ways to talk with loved
ones about their hopes, fears, and thoughts about the spiritual
processing of their death as well as tools to offer for support
of these processes.
III. Methods for offering supportive presence
An in depth look at supportive presence and listening skills as
well as comforting rituals for caregivers to offer.
IV. Self care and the caregiver
Caring for another individual can be very challenging. This
session will explore ways in which one can nurture the self and
find ways to offer full support while simultaneously creating
healthy boundaries.

level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
1 class per week for 4 weeks.
fee comments:
 session structure





Caring For Those Who Are Dying: A Course for Caregivers

live session

This course is a four week course focusing on the work of the caregiver at the end of life.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: n.a.

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 50US$  (500lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

Quick Help

United States

Nicole Berry

description of :
I am a Chaplain who has worked as a
spiritual caregiver in several clinical
settings. Most recently as the Spiritual
Care Director at a senior care facility in
San Francisco. I have supported many
individuals from various cultural and
religious backgrounds through the process of
their own dying as well as offered support
to family members and caregivers through
that process.
Teacher's qualifications:
Nicole Berry
203 E. 27th St Apt 43
New York, New York
Clinical Pastoral Education
Fall 2006-Fall 2007
Bay Area Center for CPE
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City CA
4 units

Masters of Arts, Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA
• Oxford University, Oxford England
Spring 2003
Study Abroad Program
Spiritual Care Director
Spring 2008-‘Spring 2010
On Lok Lifeways
San Francisco, CA
• Created Spiritual Assessment tool
• Organized and supported community
religious leaders involvement
• Educated Interdisciplinary team
• Supported Participants through
ongoing Spiritual Care
Foundations of Patient Care Volunteer
Fall 2008-Spring 2010
UCSF Medical School
San Francisco, CA
• Co-facilitated small group
discussion with first year medical students
• Lead Problem Based Learning
• Offered support to students
• Prepared curriculum for group
Staff Chaplain-per diem
Fall 2007-Spring 2009
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
San Francisco, CA
• Providing decedent care for
patients, staff, and families
• Facilitating spiritual care
responses to emergency calls
• Presenting education regarding
Advanced Care Planning
• Guiding Behavioral Health
Spirituality Groups
Program Assistant
St. Anthony Foundation
Fall 2007-Spring 2008
San Francisco, CA
• Managing volunteers for large
dining hall
• Administrating daily office duties
• Coordinating delivery of donated
• Triaging dining area for social

Clinical Pastoral Education Residency
Fall 2006-Fall 2007
Bay Area Center for CPE
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City CA
• Facilitating crisis intervention and
family spiritual care in Intensive Care Unit
• Care planning with multidisciplinary
staff; daily case rounding
• Utilizing electronic and paper
clinical documentation
• Providing pastoral assessment and
counseling for Diabetes Institute
House Manager
Elizabeth House, Pasadena, CA
• Provided mentorship and spiritual
direction to residents
• Assisted in planning and
participated in fund-raising benefits
• Participated in weekly staff
• Organized and distributed donated

References Available Upon Request

's preferred teaching style:
My teaching method is a balance between
information offered and group discussion.

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