The Bereavement Tattoo

May 17, 2018 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.


UH St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145

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The Bereavement Tattoo: Over the last 25 years, grievers have changed how they display public mourning, and are spending less time visiting grave sites. This program will discuss the need for some grievers to wear their loss on their body, and how that impacts their mourning process. The program will include research on over 200 bereaved persons about their tattoos, which type of loss produces more tattoos, and what the tattoos look like. The objectives are to-understand the historical context for public mourning, list ways to connect the emotional pain of loss to the physical pain of getting a tattoo and interpret data on who is getting a tattoo and why.

CEU provided by Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, Program and Education Director of Cornerstone of Hope
Refreshments provided by Avon Oaks

1 contact hour for social workers and nurses




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