Health care professionals can have a positive influence on how families experience their care when a baby dies.  No level of care can take away the pain families feel but high quality care can help families process their grief and begin to learn to live without their much-loved baby.

High quality bereavement care involves

  1. A recognition of parenthood
  2. Sensitive and effective communication
  3. Enabling informed choice
  4. Grief & trauma awareness
  5. Support for staff
  6. The National Bereavement Care Pathway

Here we provide some resources to support you in the care you give.

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Listening to parents report

Listening to Parents Report

The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) has published Listening to parents. This is the first national survey of bereaved parents’...

Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance

Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance

Practical Guidance for the Management of Palliative Care on Neonatal Units Guidance published by the Chelsea and Westminster hospital team.

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Stillbirth - how professionals can make a difference

Our Stillbirth - how professionals can make a difference booklet provides key recommendations for maternity units to improve the care...