|“I’m Losing Him Before He’s Gone”: Coping with Anticipatory Grief
July 28 | Noon–1:00 p.m. ET
When a loved one is facing a life-threatening illness or injury, grief is a natural reaction not only to the anticipation of death, but also to all the losses associated within the course of an illness or injury. Anticipatory grief can also be present when a loved one is living with other forms of illness such as addiction, traumatic brain injury, or dementia. The grief is not unlike the traumatic stress that can affect those whose loved ones are in danger due to combat. Anticipatory grief makes us keenly aware of “what was” when the threat of death seems imminent.
Presenter: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member
Intended audience: Anyone interested in learning more about anticipatory grief.
Continuing Education Information: Continuing education credit is not available.