Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing  book cover
1st Edition

Loss and Bereavement in Childbearing

ISBN 9780415354110
Published August 7, 2004 by Routledge
256 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition of a groundbreaking work reflects important developments in the general understanding of, and research into, loss and death. Providing a wealth of information for both experienced and inexperienced midwives, the book covers topics including:

  • perinatal and neonatal loss
  • miscarriage and termination for foetal abnormality
  • death of a mother in third world and first world settings
  • difficulties encountered during future childbearing.

Combining an authoritative research-based orientation with a critical yet human approach to this sensitive topic, the book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. The author draws on relevant and largely research-based literature from a wide range of related disciplines to inform this area, which is only now receiving the attention it has long deserved.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Loss, Bereavement, Grief and Mourning  2. Loss in Successful Childbearing  3. Researching Childbearing Loss: Problems, Dangers and Opportunities  4. Features of Loss in Childbearing  5. Caring for the Grieving Mother  6. Bereavement Counselling  7. Family Grief  8. Death of a Mother  9. Grief in the Neonatal Unit   10. Staff Reactions and Support  11. Grieving and Crying by Staff  12. Self-Help Support Groups  13. Future Childbearing  Conclusion - Benefits and Meanings  References  Appendix 1: Mysterious Discovery: Children Cemetery was Found in Astypalaia   Appendix 2: My Youngest Brother  Index Subject/Author

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Rosemary Mander is Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.