Module 16 - When your co-worker has died
Chapter 4: If you are a leader at work
One of our nurses was diagnosed with cancer and died soon after. I needed to support the team and share information with them, while balancing confidentiality.
As a supervisor, manager, or employer, you are in a key position to support your staff after the death of one of their co-workers. By responding with sensitivity and compassion, you will be communicating to them that they are not alone in their grief and that you are willing to help them in any way you can.This chapter outlines some considerations and offers practical suggestions about ways you can offer support and assistance to your staff as they come to terms with their loss.