Feature ArticlesMeaningful Messages From Grief Workshop Participants A Constructivist Grounded Theory StudyLeteta, Barbara Ann MN, RN; Bouchal, Shelley Raffin PhD, MN, RN; Berg, Bev MSW; Sinclair, Shane PhDAuthor Information Barbara Ann Leteta, MN, RN, completed graduate studies with Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. Shelley Raffin Bouchal, PhD, MN, RN, is associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. Bev Berg, MSW, is director, Palliative and End of Life Care, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada. Shane Sinclair, PhD, is associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. Address correspondence to Barbara Ann Leteta, MN, RN, 372 Cranfield Gardens SE, Calgary, AB T3M-1H8, Canada ([email protected]). The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: June 2020 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 180-187 doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000641 Buy Metrics Abstract Although there is an increased need for delivery of bereavement care, many health care providers in acute care hospital settings feel inadequately prepared to deliver quality grief support, have lack of time, and have inexperience in provision of bereavement care. As a result, although families would like health care providers to offer bereavement support, they are inadequately trained and susceptible to burnout, resulting in families not having their needs met. The purpose of this qualitative study was to uncover the social process occurring in a bereavement education workshop titled “How to Care, What to Say” offered to health care providers. The goal of the workshop was to improve delivery of care for the dying and their family by providing holistic care to the family before, during, and after the death of a loved one. Past grief workshop participants who cared for the bereaved were interviewed, and data were analyzed and synthesized using constructivist grounded theory. Individual interviews and focus group data revealed participants' perceptions, learnings, and potential integration of the workshop into practice. The overarching theory of providing bereavement care that emerged from the data is “a relational process of understanding knowledge, self-awareness, moral responsibilities, and advancing grief competencies of providing holistic grief support.” Copyright © 2020 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.