Life after loss: Parent bereavement and coping experiences after infant death in the neonatal intensive care unit

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Abstract

  • © 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The death of an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a profound and unexpected loss for parents that results in a complex process of coping with bereavement. A descriptive qualitative approach was used to explore parent bereavement and coping experiences after infant death in the NICU. The dual process model of coping with bereavement was used as a conceptual framework to help understand how parents cope with grief after infant death. Living with infant death was a process that resulted in major life changes and a process of oscillating among various coping strategies.
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    Author List

  • Currie ER; Christian BJ; Hinds PS; Perna SJ; Robinson C; Day S; Bakitas M; Meneses K
  • Start Page

  • 333
  • End Page

  • 342
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 5