Coping With Grief & Loss
People impacted by bleeding disorders can experience grief and loss on multiple levels. Our community has suffered loss due to the tainted blood supply, parents grieve the loss of a life they had hoped for their children, and daily stressors can also contribute. This session acknowledges the different types of grief and loss our community experiences and explores coping strategies to help navigate through the tough times. This session will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to share their stories.
David Rushlow, LMSW
David Rushlow, LMSW David Rushlow has spent 29 years as the social worker and program director at the Northern Regional Bleeding Disorder Center at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI. He has presented various topics on bleeding disorders over the years both locally and nationally and has a special interest in facilitating group discussions on Intimacy and communication skills. He is an admitted coffee snob and will go to the ends of the earth to find that perfect cup!
Karen Boyd, LMSW
Karen Boyd is a licensed social worker since 1982 and has been active in the community for over 24 years. She has served as the social worker for the MSU Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders. Karen specializes in working with individuals and couples to create a satisfying relationship. When away from her busy professional life, Karen enjoys ballroom dancing, gardening, entertaining, travel and a good cup of coffee.