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LLP033: Death, dying and tough conversations with Maria Davis-Pierre LMHC

By Dr. Berry Pierre

It is the bodies normal defense mechanism to keep us from doing things that will cause us harm. The conversation of death, grief & loss is one of those things that we avoid until we absolutely have to face it. For many health care providers these conversations can become daunting because the reaction is never the same for two families alike. I wanted to approach the subject because I have seen far too often families be more devastated by the lack of preparation for the inevitable than that actual event itself. This week I enlisted the assistance of Maria Davis-Pierre LMHC, who specializes in grief in loss to discuss not only what we as health care workers can do to help further the discussion but how families can start the process as well.   Links/Resources  Day by Day Therapy (best way to contact for counseling services) Maria's Business Page  Maria's Facebook Group In this episode you will learn: Who is Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC How has she been so important in the way I practice medicine Why it is important to talk about grief & loss How she prepares mentally to discuss grief/loss with other families The stages of grief  When is the right time to have the discussion What is the best way to start the conversation What is the biggest thing holding others back from discussing grief/loss Social Links Join the lunch and learn community - www.drpierresblog.com/joinlunchlearnpod Follow the podcast on Facebook - www.facebook.com/lunchlearnpod Follow the podcast on twitter - @LunchLearnPod - use the hashtag #LunchLearnPod if you have any questions, comments or requests for the podcast For More Episodes of the Lunch and Learn with Dr. Berry Podcasts  To share your thoughts: Leave a comment  Share this show on Twitter, Facebook  If you are looking to help the show out Leave a review on Apple Podcast  because your ratings and reviews are what is going to make this show so much better Just like I said earlier subscribe on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud and tell just one friend to subscribe as well.   Download the MP3 Audio file, listen to the episode however you like.

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