“Starting with the end in mind;

A realistic approach to bereavement and resilience”




Bereavement Education Conference 2019 flyer


Inaugural NHS Education for Scotland bereavement education conference

Date: Monday 11th November 2019

Cost: Free

Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Quincentenary Conference Centre, Surgeons Quarter, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

Target audience: All health and social care professionals


Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, will open the event and delegates will have the opportunity to attend a range of plenary and workshop sessions on bereavement-related topics. A strong emphasis will be placed on case scenarios throughout the day, to maximise the potential for practical clinical application.

Closing the day will be Adam Kay, author of the award-winning bestseller, This is Going to Hurt.


If you have secured a place, visit the conference website for more info on:


  • Venue
  • Conference programme
  • Workshop sessions
  • CPD points


 Amongst the full range of topics that will be covered through the day:

  • Managing legal processes after a death
  • Understanding the needs of LGBT+ people around death and bereavement
  • Child bereavement
  • Staff wellbeing and looking after yourself when working in end of life care
  • Managing bereavement in the workplace
  • Should staff attend patient funerals?
  • Narratives of bereavement stories to emphasise the lived experience, including bereavement following substance use, anticipatory grief in dementia and perspectives from the Scottish Ambulance Service on dealing with sudden and unexpected deaths
  • Highlighting the impact upon bereavement of clear, realistic conversations with patients and their families in keeping with the principles of Realistic Medicine


Any questions?

Email: events@nes.scot.nhs.uk