The Effects of the Death of an Infant on Bereaved African American Mothers: A Pilot Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156375
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Presentation
Title:
The Effects of the Death of an Infant on Bereaved African American Mothers: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
The Effects of the Death of an Infant on Bereaved African American Mothers: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Foyt, Merry E., RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Creighton University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Margaret E. Wilson, PhD, CPNP; Martha J. Foxall, PhD, FAAN
The death of a child can be a debilitating and life-altering event (Rando, 1984). More than 50% of all deaths occurring before the age of 20 take place during the first year of life (Dyregrov, 1990). In the US, African American mothers experience a higher infant mortality rate than Anglo mothers. Prior grief research has not focused on infant death as experienced by African American mothers. In most studies on perinatal or infant death, African American mothers are not represented or are a small percentage of the study population. Many studies have grouped the study of all perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillborn, neonatal and infant death together as if the responses to each death are likely to be the same. This pilot grounded theory study focuses on the mothers of deceased infants that were live-born and a singleton. These infants have lived at least one month and died on or before the age on one year. The emerging theory may promote a better understanding of these mothers and help to identify new evidence-based options for nursing care of the bereaved African American mother.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of the Death of an Infant on Bereaved African American Mothers: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156375-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of the Death of an Infant on Bereaved African American Mothers: A Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Foyt, Merry E., RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Creighton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mfoyt@creighton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret E. Wilson, PhD, CPNP; Martha J. Foxall, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The death of a child can be a debilitating and life-altering event (Rando, 1984). More than 50% of all deaths occurring before the age of 20 take place during the first year of life (Dyregrov, 1990). In the US, African American mothers experience a higher infant mortality rate than Anglo mothers. Prior grief research has not focused on infant death as experienced by African American mothers. In most studies on perinatal or infant death, African American mothers are not represented or are a small percentage of the study population. Many studies have grouped the study of all perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillborn, neonatal and infant death together as if the responses to each death are likely to be the same. This pilot grounded theory study focuses on the mothers of deceased infants that were live-born and a singleton. These infants have lived at least one month and died on or before the age on one year. The emerging theory may promote a better understanding of these mothers and help to identify new evidence-based options for nursing care of the bereaved African American mother.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:43:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:43:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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