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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602498
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Bereavement Program for the Perinatal Loss Patient and Family
Author(s):
Knaust, Sabre Ann; Green, Meredith Laine; Snethen, Julia; Green, Meredith Laine; Snethen, Julia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sabre Ann Knaust, RN, sknaust@wregional.com; Meredith Laine Green, RN, APRN; Julia Snethen, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Background: Nurses in maternal-child nursing practice are periodically faced with the challenging situation of providing care for patients’ experiencing perinatal loss. Unfortunately, the preparation nurses receive in their basic academic programs may be limited or non-existent on the topic of effectively caring for patients and family members experiencing perinatal loss. Additionally, due to the infrequent exposure to perinatal losses, staff nurses may perceive that they are not adequately prepared to effectively provide care during such potentially sensitive and emotionally charged situations. Therefore, a standardized bereavement training program was implemented in this study to prepare staff nurses to provide effective care to patients and family members during perinatal loss.  Purpose Statement: To examine the impact of a standardized bereavement training program on the staff nurse’s perception of their ability to provide effective care for patients experiencing perinatal loss. Methods: Participants for this quasi-experimental investigation were staff nurses at a Southern Midwestern women’s health hospital. Staff nurses completed a survey prior to receiving the bereavement training, and following the intervention the same survey was given to participants to complete.  The 17 item survey was developed by the investigator and was comprised of two different sections. The initial 9 items focused on nurse’s perceptions of knowledge related to perinatal loss. The second section included 8 items, which focused on the staff nurses perceptions of their ability to provide care to patients and family members experiencing a perinatal loss. Results: Data collection is currently in progress, with 18 staff nurses having completed bereavement training, as well as the pre and post-test surveys. Conclusion: By identifying the staff nurses perceptions of the bereavement program for patient and family members experiencing a perinatal loss, it is hoped that this will increase the nursing staff’s confidence and competence. Additionally, the long-term goals include improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Keywords:
Maternal-Child Health; bereavement education; perinatal loss
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15MC1.10
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleBereavement Program for the Perinatal Loss Patient and Familyen
dc.contributor.authorKnaust, Sabre Annen
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Meredith Laineen
dc.contributor.authorSnethen, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Meredith Laineen
dc.contributor.authorSnethen, Juliaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSabre Ann Knaust, RN, sknaust@wregional.com; Meredith Laine Green, RN, APRN; Julia Snethen, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602498en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Background: Nurses in maternal-child nursing practice are periodically faced with the challenging situation of providing care for patients’ experiencing perinatal loss. Unfortunately, the preparation nurses receive in their basic academic programs may be limited or non-existent on the topic of effectively caring for patients and family members experiencing perinatal loss. Additionally, due to the infrequent exposure to perinatal losses, staff nurses may perceive that they are not adequately prepared to effectively provide care during such potentially sensitive and emotionally charged situations. Therefore, a standardized bereavement training program was implemented in this study to prepare staff nurses to provide effective care to patients and family members during perinatal loss.  Purpose Statement: To examine the impact of a standardized bereavement training program on the staff nurse’s perception of their ability to provide effective care for patients experiencing perinatal loss. Methods: Participants for this quasi-experimental investigation were staff nurses at a Southern Midwestern women’s health hospital. Staff nurses completed a survey prior to receiving the bereavement training, and following the intervention the same survey was given to participants to complete.  The 17 item survey was developed by the investigator and was comprised of two different sections. The initial 9 items focused on nurse’s perceptions of knowledge related to perinatal loss. The second section included 8 items, which focused on the staff nurses perceptions of their ability to provide care to patients and family members experiencing a perinatal loss. Results: Data collection is currently in progress, with 18 staff nurses having completed bereavement training, as well as the pre and post-test surveys. Conclusion: By identifying the staff nurses perceptions of the bereavement program for patient and family members experiencing a perinatal loss, it is hoped that this will increase the nursing staff’s confidence and competence. Additionally, the long-term goals include improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.en
dc.subjectMaternal-Child Healthen
dc.subjectbereavement educationen
dc.subjectperinatal lossen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:30:17Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:30:17Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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