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Flashcards in Parent/Family Bereavement Support Deck (8)
1

What is the cycle of grief and how does it differ between families?

Denial
Anger
Depression
Bargaining
Acceptance

**some families go through the cycle faster than others**

2

How should immediate care after the death of a baby be carried out?

- STOP and Evaluate
- "Helicopter view" (take a step back)
=> Who needs to be here? What are we doing next? Do we need to inform the parents of anything?

3

Who's consent must be given before removing any interventions (ET tube, venflons)/ clothes of the baby?

Procurator Fiscal

4

What can help to support the parents after a stillbirth or infant death?

- Express sympathy
- ALWAYS use baby’s name
- Allow parents to lead care
- Appropriate environment for bereavement
- Memory building

5

What are the main complications of grief that can affect parents after a stillbirth or infant death?

- PTSD
- complicated grief

6

What is incongruent grieving?

Mother and father grieving at different paces
- parents may be jealous of other families with children
- may cause avoidance of going out and meeting people to avoid talking about the event

7

What support can be offered to parents whilst experiencing bereavement of their child?

- advice on taking baby home before funeral (cooling mattress used)
- memory building
- Memorial service at christmas time with other families in similar position
- Tree of tranquility - leaf placement
- Signposting to other charity support - SIMBA and Sands
- telephone support given
- home visits may be necessary initially

8

How is counselling delivered to patients going through the bereavement of a child?

- person centred
- CBT
- Psychodynamic
- Complicated Grief therapy