Journal article

Creating Evidence: Findings from a Grounded Theory of Memory-Making in Neonatal Bereavement Care in Australia

Rebecca Thornton, Patricia Nicholson, Louise Harms

Journal of Pediatric Nursing | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Perinatal and neonatal palliative care guidelines recommend the provision of photographs and other mementos as an element of care for parents bereaved by neonatal loss. However, little is known about parents' perceptions of such bereavement interventions. This study explored the significance of memory-making for bereaved parents and the impact of memory-making on parents' experience of loss following neonatal loss. DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18 bereaved parents. A grounded theory approach informed by Corbin and Strauss was used to underpin data sampling, data collection and data analysis. A constant comparative approach was used to engage in ope..

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