Volume 9/Issue 3, May 2013
The neonatal experience Ð loss and grief without a bereavement
Paula Steele, Alex Mancini
Loss and grief are feelings experienced when reality clashes with an expected future. For many parents of preterm and sick newborns, there is often a sense of loss and grief even if their baby does not die. To complement the existing skills of staff on a neonatal unit, a training day has been designed specifically to look at these issues; to enable staff to have a heightened level of awareness of how a parent may be feeling and to increase their confidence in supporting them.