Predictors of staff distress in response to professionally experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss: a questionnaire survey.

@article{Wallbank2013PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of staff distress in response to professionally experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss: a questionnaire survey.},
  author={Sonya Wallbank and Noelle Robertson},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={1090-7}
}
BACKGROUND Nursing and medical staff in maternity and gynaecological settings regularly care for patients experiencing miscarriage, neonatal death and stillbirth as part of their work. Qualitative reports have suggested that perinatal death takes a significant emotional toll on staff but to date, reported distress has not been quantified. OBJECTIVES The present study, using Lazarus and Folkman's transactional model of stress, explored the extent of staff distress, and its predictive factors… CONTINUE READING

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