Saddleback Memorial Care Nurses & Hospice Workshop with Dr. Hoy

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For more information on any of these events, please contact our Director of Grief Support & Education, Becky Lomaka at or 949.581.4300.

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Saddleback Memorial Care Nurses & Hospice Workshop with Dr. Hoy

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Prolonged Grief Disorder and its Impact on Nursing

When the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization codified Prolonged Grief Disorder in 2022, the response was swift. What does it mean for grief to be “prolonged?” How do we make sense of the apparent attempt to pathologize loss and how does that complicate nursing care? And perhaps most importantly, what sense can be made of the attempts being made now by the pharmaceutical industry to create a “grief pill?” In this fast-paced workshop, Dr. Bill Hoy will help us sort out what nurses most need to know about the universal experience of loss and how it might sometimes go awry.

Objectives. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to…

  • Describe the factors that might predict more complex bereavement reactions for people
  • Apply specific strategies to recognize and respond to complex bereavement

This workshop is approved as a continuing education program for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 13486 (credential expires 10/31/25).

This is a hybrid event with virtual and in-person options for attendance.

In-person session will be in Conference Room 1 at SMMC

1 CEU Available for Nurses

RSVP to Andrea Bilek at


February 15
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 United States
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O’Connor Mortuary
(949) 581-4300
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