Perinatal Loss: a handbook for working with women and their families
The death of a baby is one of the most painful experiences anyone can imagine.
This practical, compassionate text guides professionals in providing the best possible care through the physical and emotional pain of a pregnancy loss from early miscarriage to neonatal death, enabling patients and their families to grieve.
Written by two professionals with extensive experience in the field, the book inspires confidence for those confronted with this challenging task. It focusses on common issues that inhibit good care and addresses the traditionally difficult topics. Healthcare staff assisting patients during this time often require support of their own and this is also addressed with constructive, inspirational approaches and ideas for professional training.
Perinatal Loss - a handbook for working with women and their families offers insights, information and support for managing pregnancy loss for all professionals and students involved in pregnancy loss including nurses, sonographers, midwives, doctors (including obstetricians and general practitioners), chaplains and morticians.
'The handbook is written in a concise and logical order, firstly detailing the different types of perinatal loss [...] this book will surely be a handbook worth having.'
Amanda Wagg, Journal of Health Visiting
'The authors tackle some challenging issues sensitivelt including death during labour, post mortem and what to do with the baby following death. I believe this is a valuable book that offers insight for everyone who has been touched by the experience of perinatal loss.'
Helen Bennett, Nursing Children and Young People
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- Covers a wide range of pregnancy loss cases from early miscarriage to neonatal death
- Promotes confidence in professionals working through the challenging issue of perinatal loss
- Practical – acknowledges the emotional pressure placed on both staff and patients and offers real solutions for better care outcomes
- Written by two experienced professionals from different but complementary fields giving a broad perspective and complete coverage
Summary of contents
Foreword • About the authors • Introduction • Types of losses • Bad and sad news • Initial grief reactions • Patient-centred care • Support for staff • Labour and delivery • When something goes wrong in labour • What to do with the baby • Tests, post-mortems and paperwork • Funeral arrangements including burial and cremation • Support for parents after the death and the longer lasting effects of grief • The next pregnancy • Training • Index