A different kind of holding environment: a case study of group work with pediatric staff.

@article{McCoyd2007ADK,
  title={A different kind of holding environment: a case study of group work with pediatric staff.},
  author={Judith L. M. McCoyd and Carolyn Walter},
  journal={Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={5-22}
}
This paper reports a nearly two-year intervention with staff at a major urban pediatric facility. The authors worked as trainers and consultants for two groups-the Emergency Department (ED) and Chronic Care units (CC). Following two days of training about grief and loss, highlighting skill building for work with traumatized and grieving children and parents, the consultants worked to develop teams which could provide a Winnicottian holding environment for staff. The efficacy of this staff… CONTINUE READING