Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Chaplains and Other Bedside Caregivers

Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Chaplains and Other Bedside Caregivers

by Jane Heustis, RN, Marcia Meyer Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1879651475

ISBN-13: 9781879651470

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Companion Press


Intended for nurses, doctors, midwives, social workers, chaplains, and hospital support staff, this guide gives caring and practical advice for helping families grieve properly after losing a child at birth. As the special needs of families experiencing perinatal loss are intense and require more than just the bereavement standards in most hospitals, this handbook…  See more details below

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Intended for nurses, doctors, midwives, social workers, chaplains, and hospital support staff, this guide gives caring and practical advice for helping families grieve properly after losing a child at birth. As the special needs of families experiencing perinatal loss are intense and require more than just the bereavement standards in most hospitals, this handbook offers tips and suggestions for opening up communication between caregivers and families, creating a compassionate bedside environment, and helping with mourning rituals. Encouraging continual grief support, these specific companioning strategies can help ease the pain of this most sensitive situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879651470
Publisher:
Companion Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
630,715
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
FOREWORD,
PREFACE,
INTRODUCTION,
CHAPTER ONE - FAMILIES: BECOMING PART of THEIR STORY,
CHAPTER TWO - CAREGIVERS: ENTERING INTO the WILDERNESS,
CHAPTER THREE - ENVIRONMENT: CREATING a SPACE for MOURNING,
CHAPTER FOUR - COMMUNICATION: BEGINNING the CONVERSATION,
CHAPTER FIVE - STRATEGIES: PRACTICING the ART of CARING,
CHAPTER SIX - MEMORIES: MAKING the MOMENT LAST a LIFETIME,
CHAPTER SEVEN - DISCHARGE: PREPARING for the WORK of MOURNING,
CHAPTER EIGHT - OTHER PREGNANCY LOSSES: SUPPORT WHEN THERE IS "NO BABY",
CHAPTER NINE - AFTER DISCHARGE: CONTINUING COMPANIONING,
CHAPTER TEN - FINAL THOUGHTS: FINDING JOY,

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