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Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network Compassionate Care Workshop

Monday, January 29, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Bayview Campus, Harrison Hall, EG-2

An open invitation to a FREE one day educational session for professionals who provide care, services, or support to bereaved parents and families during the loss of their pregnancy or death of their infant. Hosted by the Women and Babies Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the unique care needs of families experiencing pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant loss
  • Summarize adaptable and innovative strategies for implementing person-and family-centred supports for this population 
  • Describe recent provincial legislation on care of this population and implications for pregnancy and infant loss in Ontario 
  • List available resources for families and care providers 
  • Apply strategies on ‘Caring for the Caregiver’

Topics include:

  • Early and late pregnancy loss, stillbirth, infant death 
  • Medical termination of pregnancy 
  • Grief, attachment, and communication theories 
  • Memory making 
  • Family-centred care and supports 
  • Compassion fatigue and caring for the caregiver
  • Existing resources (local and provincial) 
  • Pregnancy after loss 
  • Presentation: parent panel 
  • Clinical case scenarios (group discussion)

Registrants leave with:

  • Practical skills, tools, and techniques to support bereaved parents and families
  • PAIL Network published booklets and guides for bereaved parents and families


Online registration is open, or register at under ‘events’. 

Deadline to register: Monday, January 22nd, 2018