Loss in the NICU Sibling Matters

Title

Loss in the NICU Sibling Matters

Creator

Sandler CL; Robinson E; Carter BS

Publisher

American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Date

2013

Subject

bereavement; Family; Siblings; Intensive Care; sibling bereavement; loss; Neonatal

Description

Siblings of patients that have lengthy stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may be affected emotionally by their brother’s or sister’s condition, separation, or even death. In an effort to assess the effect of perinatal loss on siblings a student-led inquiry was designed and tested. A scripted interview was composed to determine whether or not children were effectively processing the loss of their sibling. While a single case is reported, the methodology proved useful and opens the door to further consideration of providing sibling-oriented grief and bereavement services in the NICU.
2013-09

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Sandler CL; Robinson E; Carter BS, “Loss in the NICU Sibling Matters,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 24, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14652.