Jenee Lieurance

Jenee Lieurance

Jenee Lieurance, PMHNP

Neuro-psych Unit/Behavioral HealthCare
Ozarks Medical Center
West Plains, Missouri
United States

We have a patient who has been admitted to our unit many times in the past four years for depression and suicidal thoughts after the death of her autistic teenage son in a fire.  In treating this patient, Jenee found out she never had a memorial service for her son.  Jenee arranged a small memorial service on the unit.  She brought in four balloons to be released in his memory and coordinated with the patient’s husband to come and be involved.  The husband brought the child’s baby book and the patient shared this at the service and talked about her son prior to releasing the balloons.  This patient has been on one to one care because of suicidal thoughts and plans, but was able to be taken off one to one care following this memorial.