Memories, pictures and giving bad News

Memories, pictures and giving bad News

Concepción Delgado Gutiérrez (1), Clara García Terol (2), Rebeca González Gómez (1), Isabel Merino Álvarez (1) (1) Midwife, (2) Midwife, Head of Maternity Services Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain Background: In 2009 the UMAMANITA Association, in collaboration with “El parto es Nuestro”, produced a pioneering guide: the “Guide to care for perinatal and neonatal death”, due in part to the lack of empathy and training on the

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Comunication in stillbirth: introduction of a protocol for health operator to prevent disfunctional parent’s psychological effects

Comunication in stillbirth: introduction of a protocol for health operator to prevent disfunctional parent’s psychological effects

Eva Imparato (1), Antonio Pignatto (2) (1) Department of Psychology, IUSVE University of Venice, Italy; (2), Department of Psychology, IUSTO University of Torino- Rebaudengo , Italy; BACKGROUND The literature on the subject shows us that the management of the communicative moment by health workers to parents as one of the phenomena that most affect their psychological system. The undesirable effects of an inadequate management of this important moment from a

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The communication between the pathologist and the parents for a neonatal autopsy: our experience in Patagonia, Argentina

The communication between the pathologist and the parents for a neonatal autopsy: our experience in Patagonia, Argentina

María Gabriela Manzzi, Rafael Santapau Pathology Service of the Zonal Hospital “Dr. Andres Isola”, Puerto Madryn Chubut, Patagonia Argentina and Oncology Center of Puerto Madryn Chubut, Patagonia Argentina. Introduction: Since the first autopsies in the beginning of the Renaissance, there is a mysticism, superstition and/or unknowledge of the not scientific community, which leads many times parents to the refusal to perform the necropsy. Description: When the doctors request for a

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Communicating bad news

Communicating bad news

Sheila Broderick (1), Ruth Cochrane (2) (1) Retired Women’s Health Counsellor, (2) Consultant Obstetrician, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK Introduction: If you are the one who has to tell a woman and her partner that there is a problem with their pregnancy, you become part of their life’s experience. They might remember you: you will become one part of a sad and complicated journey as they learn to live with their

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Breaking bad news during prenatal ultrasound screening

Breaking bad news during prenatal ultrasound screening

Mosconi L. (1,2), Ravaldi C. (1,3), Vannacci A. (1,4) (1) CiaoLapo, Charity for Healthy Pregnancy and Perinatal Loss Support, Prato, Italy; (2) School of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; (3) Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; (4) Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Background: Breaking bad news during pregnancy is a difficult matter for health practitioners and only

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Health workers’ experience of communicating the bad news to parents following a stillbirth at sub-national level in Uganda

Health workers’ experience of communicating the bad news to parents following a stillbirth at sub-national level in Uganda

Eric Ssegujja (1,2), Michelle Andipartin (3) (1) Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala Uganda; (2) University of Western Cape, School of Public Health, South Africa; (3) University of Western Cape, Department of Psychology, South Africa essegujja@musph.ac.ug Background Losing a loved one due to stillbirth is a heartbreaking experience to parents and devastating to a health worker. Delivering news is every pregnant woman’s worst nightmare and a daunting task to

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