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Speaker: Jialu Qian
Facilitator: Heather Brigance
Purpose: The psychological outcomes for many parents who experience perinatal loss depend on nurses’ and midwives’ ability to provide effective bereavement support. However, most nurses and midwives lack the ability in this field. The aim of the study was to explore obstetric nurses and midwifery professionals’ experiences with the Perinatal Bereavement Care Training Programme (PBCTP) after implementation.
Method: This qualitative study was conducted at a tertiary level maternity hospital in China. The PBCTP was implemented from March to May 2022. A total of 127 nurses and 44 midwives were invited to participate in the training. Obstetric nurses and midwives studied a 5-module training programme comprised of 8 online theoretical courses. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 12 obstetric nurses and 4 midwives from May to July 2022 as a post-intervention evaluation. Thematic analysis was used in the data analysis.
Results: Six main themes within participants’ experiences of PBCTP intervention were identified: aims of the training; personal growth and practice changes after training; the most valuable training content; suggestions for training improvement; directions for practice improvement; influencing factors of practice optimisation.
Conclusion: Nursing and midwifery professionals described the PBCTP as satisfying their learning and skills enhancement needs and supporting positive changes in their care providing for bereaved families. The optimised training programme should be widely applied in the future. More efforts from the hospitals, managers, obstetric nurses and midwives are needed to contribute to forming a uniform care pathway and promoting a supportive perinatal bereavement care practice.