Supporting a Grieving Workforce

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Supporting a Grieving Workforce

By: Beth L. Hewett, PhD, CT, CEOLS, Richard Ottenstein, PhD, CEAP, CTS

Publication date: August 2021
ISBN: 978-1-943001-22-4
Subject: Grief, Resiliency
Highlights: New Release

Grief hurts. Bereavement specialist Dr. Beth Hewett joins the Workplace Trauma Center's Dr. Richard Ottenstein to look honestly at supporting a grieving workforce suffering losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, other illnesses, violence, or accidents.

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Grief hurts. Bereavement specialist Dr. Beth Hewett joins the Workplace Trauma Center’s Dr. Richard Ottenstein to look honestly at supporting a grieving workforce suffering losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, other illnesses, violence, or accidents. Supporting A Grieving Workforce helps employers and employees understand workplace grief and mourning through practical activities, ceremony, and soulful work with the sad and sometimes traumatic nature of loss.

Grief in workplace settings is multifaceted. Not only do employees sometimes die, but workers’ family members also may die, affecting all levels of employees. The critical nature of bereavement stress means that employers face not only the physical and energetic loss of their employees but also must manage the changes to their workplace team thoughtfully.

Pages: 100
Publisher: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
Edition: First

Beth L. Hewett, PhD, CT, CEOLS

Dr. Beth L. Hewett is a Certified Thanatologist with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and holds certifications as an End-of-Life Specialist, a Grief Movement Specialist, a Pet Loss Specialist, and a Death and Grief Studies Specialist. She is a public speaker and individual bereavement coach, as well as a facilitator of grief support groups, bereavement seminars, retreats, and grief writing workshops. Dr. Hewett wrote More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning and Good Words: Memorializing Through a Eulogy (www.goodwordsforgrieving.com).

Richard Ottenstein, PhD, CEAP, CTS

Dr. Richard J. Ottenstein is Chief Executive Officer of the Workplace Trauma Center with over 50 years experience in the mental health field and 37 years experience providing workplace trauma training and intervention services. He is a licensed Psychologist, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Certified Trauma Specialist, and member of the faculty of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and author of their course titled “Corporate Crisis Response: Critical Incident Stress Management in the Workplace.” Dr. Ottenstein is a former member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team and serves with local fire department critical incident teams.