Healthcare professionals experiences of grief and loss after neonatal death
What is this project about?
Healthcare professionals experiences of grief and loss following neonatal death
Healthcare professionals experiencing loss and grief in response to neonatal death is a subject largely overlooked within healthcare systems and research. Neonatal intensive care unit healthcare professionals regularly contend with neonatal death and this often involves strong emotional involvement as they aim to provide high quality bereavement care to bereaved parents and families.
The aim of this project was to improve supports available for staff experiencing grief and loss by exploring the experiences of neonatal intensive care nurses and consultant neonatologists providing end of life care and perinatal bereavement care.
What is involved?
- Qualitative interviews with healthcare professionals, including neonatal nurses and consultant neonatologists.
Who is involved?
|Julianna Crowley||Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity Hospital; Pregnancy Loss Research Group||MSc Student|
|Professor Keelin O'Donoghue||Pregnancy Loss Research Group||Supervisor|
|Dr Mary McAteer||RCSI/Irish Hospice Foundation; CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network); University of Galway||Supervisor|
Ongoing: October 2022 to December 2023