Rural Perinatal Loss: A Needs Assessment

Title

Rural Perinatal Loss: A Needs Assessment

Creator

Domogalla J S; McCord J; Morse R

Publisher

Omega (Westport)

Date

2020

Subject

bereavement care; early child loss; perinatal loss; rural

Description

The purpose of this research was to ascertain the availability and depth of services of bereavement care for mothers who live rurally. The specific focus is on those who experienced early losses including pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal, and young children who were born with fetal anomalies or neonatal disease that resulted in death. The convenience (nonprobability) sample originated from a population of mothers who lived in rural east central Minnesota. Participants were interviewed in a 60-minute interval. All data were coded confidential. Common themes, incidence of resources, or lack of bereavement resources for the participants' lived experiences were considered using a descriptive phenomenological approach. Our appreciation of the continuing bond between mother and child compels us to believe that there is an ethical obligation to reduce and remove these barriers and inequalities in bereavement support services for those who live rurally and have experienced perinatal and infant loss. Results of this study indicate the need for further study and establishment of bereavement resources in rural outreach for perinatal and early childhood loss.

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Citation List Month

July 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Domogalla J S; McCord J; Morse R, “Rural Perinatal Loss: A Needs Assessment,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 30, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17130.

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