Women's Experience of Perinatal Loss: A Collaboration to Develop a Learning Resource for Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621665
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Women's Experience of Perinatal Loss: A Collaboration to Develop a Learning Resource for Nurses
Author(s):
Lasiuk, Gerri C.; Fowler-Kerry, Susan E.; Bowen, Angela; Ransom, Carla M.; Stumborg, Wendi N.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Sigma
Author Details:
Gerri C. Lasiuk, PhD, RPN, RN, CMHPN(C), Professional Experience: My clinical, teaching, and research interest relate to psychiatric/ mental health nursing, particularly the relationship of childhood adversity to adult health. Currently, I am involved in research that focuses on women’s experience of perinatal loss; the relationship between trust and oxytocin; and a review of simulation teaching-learning in prelicensure nursing My clinical background includes acute psychiatry; public health nursing; outreach, high-risk pregnancy program; mental health therapist in First Nation Communities; and psychotherapist in private practice. I have taught theory and clinical courses in mental health/ psychiatric nursing, interpersonal communication, group theory, counseling, family, and human sexuality. Author Summary: Dr. Gerri Lasiuk's clinical, teaching, and research interest relate to psychiatric/ mental health nursing, particularly the relationship of childhood adversity to adult health. Her current research focuses on women’s experience of perinatal loss; the relationship between trust and oxytocin; and a review of simulation teaching-learning in prelicensure nursing Her clinical background includes acute psychiatry; public health nursing; outreach, high-risk pregnancy program; mental health therapist in First Nation Communities; and psychotherapist in private practice.
Abstract:

Purpose:

The death of an infant is a profound and devastating experience for women and families. Nurses who work in emergency departments; obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric units; and in public health settings are likely to encounter women who experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. These nurses are responsible to address women’s physical, psychosocial, and instrumental needs, however the existing research suggests that many feel ill prepared to do so and there is limited research evidence to guide nurses on how to best do this. Our purpose is to collaborate with women to describe their experience of perinatal infant loss and develop a learning resource to help nurses effectively support bereavement.

Methods:

Purposive sampling will be used to recruit 10-12 English-speaking women who have experienced perinatal infant death, in hospital, during the previous two years and provide informed consent. In phase I of the study, women will be interviewed about their experience of perinatal infant death. The interviews will be recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed for themes using Interpretive Description. Phase 2 of the study will employ photovoice, a participatory action method, which invites participants to collaborate with researchers to document significant aspects of their everyday lives in photographs and descriptive texts. Participants and researchers will meet five times as a group to discuss and refine the themes identified in the interviews; take photographs that reflect the themes; and write about the meaning of the photographs. Through consensus, the group will then select photographs and textual descriptions to develop a learning resource for nurses.

Results:

Athough the she study is ongoing, it is clear tha women who have experienced the loss of an infant can offer a unique perspective on the experience of perinatal loss and bereavement.

Conclusion:

Targeted efforts to educate nurses about these experiences will help them to provide compassionate and competent care.

Keywords:
arts-based research; perinatal loss; perinatal palliative care
Repository Posting Date:
6-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
6-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST118
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleWomen's Experience of Perinatal Loss: A Collaboration to Develop a Learning Resource for Nursesen_US
dc.contributor.authorLasiuk, Gerri C.en
dc.contributor.authorFowler-Kerry, Susan E.en
dc.contributor.authorBowen, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorRansom, Carla M.en
dc.contributor.authorStumborg, Wendi N.en
dc.contributor.departmentMu Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsGerri C. Lasiuk, PhD, RPN, RN, CMHPN(C), Professional Experience: My clinical, teaching, and research interest relate to psychiatric/ mental health nursing, particularly the relationship of childhood adversity to adult health. Currently, I am involved in research that focuses on women’s experience of perinatal loss; the relationship between trust and oxytocin; and a review of simulation teaching-learning in prelicensure nursing My clinical background includes acute psychiatry; public health nursing; outreach, high-risk pregnancy program; mental health therapist in First Nation Communities; and psychotherapist in private practice. I have taught theory and clinical courses in mental health/ psychiatric nursing, interpersonal communication, group theory, counseling, family, and human sexuality. Author Summary: Dr. Gerri Lasiuk's clinical, teaching, and research interest relate to psychiatric/ mental health nursing, particularly the relationship of childhood adversity to adult health. Her current research focuses on women’s experience of perinatal loss; the relationship between trust and oxytocin; and a review of simulation teaching-learning in prelicensure nursing Her clinical background includes acute psychiatry; public health nursing; outreach, high-risk pregnancy program; mental health therapist in First Nation Communities; and psychotherapist in private practice.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621665-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The death of an infant is a profound and devastating experience for women and families. Nurses who work in emergency departments; obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric units; and in public health settings are likely to encounter women who experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. These nurses are responsible to address women’s physical, psychosocial, and instrumental needs, however the existing research suggests that many feel ill prepared to do so and there is limited research evidence to guide nurses on how to best do this. <strong>Our purpose is to collaborate with women to describe their experience of perinatal infant loss and develop a learning resource to help nurses effectively support bereavement</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>Purposive sampling will be used to recruit 10-12 English-speaking women who have experienced perinatal infant death, in hospital, during the previous two years and provide informed consent. In phase I of the study, women will be interviewed about their experience of perinatal infant death. The interviews will be recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed for themes using Interpretive Description. Phase 2 of the study will employ photovoice, a participatory action method, which invites participants to collaborate with researchers to document significant aspects of their everyday lives in photographs and descriptive texts. Participants and researchers will meet five times as a group to discuss and refine the themes identified in the interviews; take photographs that reflect the themes; and write about the meaning of the photographs. Through consensus, the group will then select photographs and textual descriptions to develop a learning resource for nurses.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>Athough the she study is ongoing, it is clear tha women who have experienced the loss of an infant can offer a unique perspective on the experience of perinatal loss and bereavement.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>Targeted efforts to educate nurses about these experiences will help them to provide compassionate and competent care.</p>en
dc.subjectarts-based researchen
dc.subjectperinatal lossen
dc.subjectperinatal palliative careen
dc.date.available2017-07-06T12:43:28Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-06-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-06T12:43:28Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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