Bereaved parents' perceptions of the autopsy examination of their child.

@article{Sullivan2011BereavedPP,
  title={Bereaved parents' perceptions of the autopsy examination of their child.},
  author={Jane Elizabeth Sullivan and Paul Monagle},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={e1013-20}
}
OBJECTIVE In this study we explored parental views of their child's autopsy, their experiences with autopsy-related processes, and the impact of the examination on their grief. METHODS A survey design with a mailed questionnaire was used. The inclusion criteria were that an autopsy had been performed on the child and it was at least 3 months since his or her death. The questionnaire consisted of nonidentifying demographic details about the child, a standardized grief measure (parts A and B of… CONTINUE READING