Annual Bereavement Course - Spring 2011
Annual Bereavement Course - Spring 2011


BRONX, NY, January 2011 – Calvary Hospital today announced that their 18th Annual Bereavement Course will take place on Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm, from January 24 through April 4.  The course is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) who may need to address bereavement and grief related issues in their professional lives.  (The course is not for bereaved family members.) 

The Hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from Calvary@Home (Home Care and Hospice).  See attached syllabus.  Upon completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  

For nurses -- This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  It has been approved for 20.0 CEUs. 

For funeral directors -- NYS Department of Health; Bureau of Funeral has approved 2 CEUs per session; the entire 10 course series = 20.0 CEUs.

None of the presenters have a vested interest and have not received commercial support for this educational activity.

Fees are as follows:

  • $225 per person to attend all 10 sessions; $200 each for 2-4 people registering from the same institution; and $175.00 for 5 or more people. 
  • People may also choose individual sessions for $50.  (** CEUs will also be given for nurses and funeral directors who opt to take specific sessions i.e. each session = 2.0 credits.) 

To register for the entire course or individual sessions, go to to download a copy of the registration form, click here.  Completed forms must be received at Calvary by Thursday, January 20.  Payments may be mailed with a copy of the registration form or brought to class.  Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital.   

Please send all registration and payment to:  Dr Sherry R Schachter, Director Bereavement Services, Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461. 

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 5,500 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to


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