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Make the stillborn baby and the loss real for the siblings: parents' advice on how the siblings of a stillborn baby can be supported.
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
School of Health, Care and Social Welfare at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden.
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University, Sweden.
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2012 (English)In: The Journal of perinatal education, ISSN 1058-1243, Vol. 21, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to investigate parents' advice to other parents on the basis of their own experiences of siblings' taking leave of a stillborn sister or brother. The study was a Web questionnaire study of 411 parents. The thematic content analysis resulted in two categories: "Make the stillborn baby and the loss real for the siblings" and "Take the siblings' resources and prerequisites into account." Parents' advised that siblings should see and hold the stillborn baby and, thus, be invited and included into the leave-taking process with respect to the siblings' feelings, resources, and prerequisites. Based on these findings, professional caregivers can usefully be proactive in their approach to facilitate and encourage the involvement of siblings.

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2012. Vol. 21, no 2
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311814DOI: 10.1891/1058-1243.21.2.90PubMedID: 23450102OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311814DiVA: diva2:1061534
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