Parents experience of using "cold" facilities at a children's hospice after the death of their baby: A qualitative study

Title

Parents experience of using "cold" facilities at a children's hospice after the death of their baby: A qualitative study

Creator

Norton EA; Mastroyannopoulou K; Rushworth I

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2020

Subject

Cold cot; death; hospice; qualitative study

Description

There is a growing movement in children's hospice care to offer families time with their baby after death through use of a "cold cot"; however, there is very limited research in this area. We interviewed seven parents (four mothers and three fathers). Our thematic analysis identified six themes: being able to care for my baby in a way that I never had, space and time to adjust to the loss, time as a family, having my baby close, creating memories, and awareness of societal perceptions. The authors conclude that these facilities provided memories, strengthened legacy, and were a valuable experience.

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Citation List Month

December 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Norton EA; Mastroyannopoulou K; Rushworth I, “Parents experience of using "cold" facilities at a children's hospice after the death of their baby: A qualitative study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17293.

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