Date of Award
Evidence Based Nursing Education Project
Master Of Science In Nursing
Colleges & School
Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences
Christine Miller, PhD, RN
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Perinatal death--Psychological aspects; Nurses--Education
Caring for families experiencing perinatal loss is a complex and difficult challenge calling for interventions and strategies which assist families at a most vulnerable time. As the experience of perinatal loss impacts families in a myriad of ways, caring for families also can be trying and overwhelming for nurses. The aim of this review is to identify educational strategies that positively influence staff nurses' perceptions in caring for families experiencing perinatal loss. While there has been a plethora of research related to perinatal loss, few studies have examined the educational needs of nurses caring for these families. Ten research studies were selected for final inclusion in this literature review. Three themes emerged from the analysis: the need for collegial support, desired bereavement education, bereavement debriefing, and level of comfort while providing bereavement care. Strengths and limitations of the literature are presented in the review. Recommendations for education, practice and research are discussed.
Kuhfuss, Kristi, "Educational Strategies that Positively Influence Nurses Perceptions on Perinatal Bereavement Care: An Integrative Review" (2013). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 485.