Unit Memorialization of deceased co-workers

  1. Hello,

    Does your unit do anything to memorialize employees that have passed?
    How do you memorialize them?
    Do you have a special room or place that you keep a plaque or picture?
    Is this place more private for the unit employees or is this also visible for visitors, patients, and other staff to see?

    Thank you!
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  3. by   amoLucia
    In all my years, I've never seen anything like you're suggesting. Just personally in my experience. And I've worked where my coworkers did pass away.

    Staff would attend a viewing/funeral, maybe donate to flowers, but that would be pretty much it.

    Maybe if you had a chapel or 'Quiet Room', something simple could be established for short term. VERY simple and VERY short term.
  4. by   vampiregirl
    I've seen pictures with a brief description of the deceased's contributions to the unit.

    I've also heard of scholarships or other awards established in honor/remembrance of a former employee.

    I think it depends on the unit/ facility, the length of service, contributions made and circumstances of the death.
  5. by   Orca
    My unit has a plaque at the entrance memorializing the first DON here, who was killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver. The narrative on the plaque says that the unit is dedicated to her commitment to excellence. Other than that, there has been no memorial to other employees who has passed on.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I've worked places where plaques (paid for by co-workers) have been placed in the breakroom. I personally thought it was so thoughtful.

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