Dr. Sonia Pastor Montero (Pediatric Nurse, Spain)
Sonia is a Pediatric Nurse Specialist with a PhD from the University of Alicante. She is currently working in the Headquarters of the Pediatric Clinical Management Unit of the Juan Ramón Jiménez Hospital in Huelva, Spain. She is a member of the Methodological Research Group Nursing and Standardized Nursing Languages at the University of Cádiz. Previously she worked as a nurse in the Maternal-Infant Unit of Montilla Hospital, Córdoba, Spain and in the Palliative Care Unit of the San Juan de Dios Hospital, Córdoba, Spain. Her main line of research is perinatal loss and bereavment care. She has directed two research projects funded by the Andalusian Government’s Ministry of Health and has collaborated on another project to validate the NANDA diagnosis of grief in cases of perinatal loss. In addition, she has collaborated in the transcultural adaptation and psychometric validation of the Perinatal Grief Scale in the Spanish context. She is responsible for the elaboration of the Perinatal Loss Best Practices Protocol in Montilla Hospital, Córdoba. She has also participated in congresses and has published in international journals related to the care provided to parents who have suffered a perinatal loss. She collaborates as a teacher on accredited courses and seminars in Health Science Faculties.