Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course to be offered January through March 2013

BRONX, NY, December 13, 2012 – Calvary Hospital today announced that their 20th Annual Bereavement Course will be available in Brooklyn for the first time. Classes will take place at:

St Joseph’s High School
80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Every Wednesdays 6:00–8:00 PM
January 9-March 13, 2013

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. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for funeral directors is pending approval from the NYS Department of Health: Bureau of Funeral Directors and from the ANCC for Nurses. 

         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. ** Graduate students, who may take the entire 10-week course for $50, must provide a copy of their student ID.

To register for the entire course, or individual sessions, go to to download a copy of the registration form. Completed forms must be received at Calvary by Thursday, January 3. Individuals can also register at the door. Checks should be made payable to Calvary Hospital. Please send all registrations 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 6,000 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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