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Support after stillbirth and its effect on parental grief over time
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing. Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6910-7047
Karolinska Institutet.
Karolinska Institutet.
Sofiahemmets högskola.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Social Work in End-Of-Life & Palliative Care, ISSN 1552-4256, Vol. 7, no 2-3, 139-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study the authors describe parents' experiences of support over a 2-year period after a stillbirth and its effect on parental grief. Data was collected by questionnaire from 33 mothers and 22 fathers at 3 months, 1 year, and 2 years after a stillbirth. Midwives, physicians, counselors, and priests--at the hospital where the stillbirth occurred--are those on the front line providing professional support. The support from family and friends was seen to be important 2 years after the stillbirth. The need for professional support after stillbirth can differ, depending on the support provided by family, friends, and social networks. They may not fully realize the value of their support and how to be supportive. Printed educational materials given to individuals in the social network or family might therefore be helpful.

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Routledge, 2011. Vol. 7, no 2-3, 139-152 p.
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Health Sciences
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Hälsa och välfärd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14567DOI: 10.1080/15524256.2011.593152PubMedID: 21895434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-14567DiVA: diva2:732285
Available from: 2010-10-21 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2016-03-21Bibliographically approved

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