A little lifetime: a booklet for parents and families who have died around the time of birth

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/577372
Title:
A little lifetime: a booklet for parents and families who have died around the time of birth
Authors:
Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (ISANDS)
Citation:
Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society. 1997. A little lifetime: a booklet for parents and families who have died around the time of birth. Dublin: Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society.
Publisher:
Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (ISANDS)
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/577372
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Each year in Ireland approximately 500 babies die around the time of birth. As a result a large number of parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and friends are bereaved. In recent years there has been much better realisation of the trauma caused by these deaths. There have been major improvements in the care given in hospitals to families bereaved by such a death. We are more aware that everyone's grief is different. However, there are still problems. Parents find it very difficult to make any sense out of the death of their baby. Not only has their baby died, their future child has also died. Most of us feel uncomfortable when faced by a crying parent. We find it hard to know what to say to children when their baby brother or sister has died. One parent said recently "I want to talk and talk and talk about it but no one wants to listen". This booklet will be a great help not only for grieving families but also for anyone who comes in contact with these families. It will help us realise that the death of a baby is a huge tragedy, that grief has to be worked through, that there is no time scale for this work to be completed and that everyone's grief is different.
Keywords:
INFANT MORTALITY; GRIEF; BEREAVEMENT; BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING
Sponsors:
Department of Health. Health Promotion Unit.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (ISANDS)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T09:50:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-16T09:50:18Zen
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society. 1997. A little lifetime: a booklet for parents and families who have died around the time of birth. Dublin: Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/577372en
dc.descriptionEach year in Ireland approximately 500 babies die around the time of birth. As a result a large number of parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents and friends are bereaved. In recent years there has been much better realisation of the trauma caused by these deaths. There have been major improvements in the care given in hospitals to families bereaved by such a death. We are more aware that everyone's grief is different. However, there are still problems. Parents find it very difficult to make any sense out of the death of their baby. Not only has their baby died, their future child has also died. Most of us feel uncomfortable when faced by a crying parent. We find it hard to know what to say to children when their baby brother or sister has died. One parent said recently "I want to talk and talk and talk about it but no one wants to listen". This booklet will be a great help not only for grieving families but also for anyone who comes in contact with these families. It will help us realise that the death of a baby is a huge tragedy, that grief has to be worked through, that there is no time scale for this work to be completed and that everyone's grief is different.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Health. Health Promotion Unit.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (ISANDS)en_GB
dc.subjectINFANT MORTALITYen_GB
dc.subjectGRIEFen_GB
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENT COUNSELLINGen_GB
dc.titleA little lifetime: a booklet for parents and families who have died around the time of birthen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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