Integrative Review of Emotional Care Following Perinatal Loss

Title

Integrative Review of Emotional Care Following Perinatal Loss

Creator

Furtado-Eraso S; Escalada-Hernández P; Marín-Fernández B

Publisher

Western Journal of Nursing Research

Date

2021

Subject

integrative review; perinatal loss; emotional support; emotional care; perinatal grief

Description

Emotional care is an important part of the holistic labor and should be considered when providing care to people affected by perinatal losses. To synthesize the findings from recently published scientific evidence on the emotional care needed following perinatal loss, a search in PubMed, CINAHL, SCOPUS, and Web of Science was carried out in January 2020 yielding 22 studies which met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed following Whittemore and Knafl's (2005) methodology. One category on "offering emotional care" was identified: "Aspects influencing the psychosocial well-being of women after perinatal loss," comprising eight themes: risk of complicated grief, cultural values, perinatal losses in multiple pregnancies, experience of subsequent pregnancies, need of information, contact with the deceased baby, impact on relatives, and strategies for emotional care. In conclusion, the evidence highlights the need of specific emotional grief care.

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Citation

Furtado-Eraso S; Escalada-Hernández P; Marín-Fernández B, “Integrative Review of Emotional Care Following Perinatal Loss,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17585.

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