Support after stillbirth and its effect on parental grief over time.

  title={Support after stillbirth and its effect on parental grief over time.},
  author={Kerstin Erlandsson and Karin S{\"a}flund and Regina A-M Wredling and Ingela J R{\aa}destad},
  journal={Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care},
  volume={7 2-3},
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… CONTINUE READING

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