SIDS Program Manual Trainer's Guide SIDS & Infant Death Program Manual and Trainer's Guide


Principles of Adult Learning

Phase 3: Generalizing

The next part of the discussion might lead to a comparison between participants' personal grieving styles and those of parents and grandparents whose baby or grandchild has died suddenly. Trainer: Let's look at how your own personal grieving style is similar to and different from that of bereaved families. I?m going to make a chart of similarities and differences and list them here as you share.

Phase 4: Applying

The trainer could then encourage participants to think of ways they might use these new insights. For public health nurses, the discussion may have generated ideas about how to effectively comfort grieving parents. For coroners or first responders, the discussion might provide insights that would help them be more compassionate and understanding with bereaved families during a crisis.

Repeating the Cycle

The trainer would then move to the next activity and the adult learning cycle would be repeated using the same structure of experiencing, processing, generalizing and applying.