Loss of a Child Is Subject of Talk at Susquehanna University
Published on September 12, 2012
Licensed social worker Mindy Lewis will speak on infant loss in “Forget Me Not: Does Moving Forward Mean Forgetting?” Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, Shearer Dining Rooms 2 and 3. The event is sponsored by the Susquehanna University Medical Humanities Initiative and is free and open to the public.
Lewis will explore pregnancy and infant loss and share how she helps parents through infant bereavement, “discovering hope in the midst of tragedy through the use of intentional grieving and memory making.”
Lewis is the administrative coordinator/perinatal social worker for the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She is the founder of the Rainbows of Remembrance Memorial Service, chairperson for the Annual Perinatal and Early Infant Loss Bereavement Conference, and founder/organizer of the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics’ efforts in palliative care. With 11 years of experience caring for children and families, she has a wealth of knowledge in perinatal and neonatal care with a specific emphasis in perinatal loss.
The event is sponsored by the Susquehanna University Medical Humanities Initiative. The goal of medical humanities is to explore how humanities disciplines illuminate the nature and practice of medicine; it includes art and medicine, bioethics, the history of medicine, literature and medicine, music and medicine, medicine in the performing arts, philosophy, psychology, theology, and medical anthropology and sociology.
Karen M. Jones