Perinatal Death and Grief in Canada

Perinatal Death and Grief in Canada

Perinatal Death and Grief in Canada

Perinatal Death and Grief in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [19647]

de Montigny, Francine, Verdon, Chantal et McGrath, Kory. 2015. «Perinatal Death and Grief in Canada». Dans The World of Bereavement: Cultural Perspectives on Death in Families , sous la dir. de Joanne Cacciatore et DeFrain, John, p. 179-208. New York

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
Cette étude présente de quelle manière les Canadiens et Canadiennes vivent l’expérience d’un deuil périnatal, en mettant l’accent sur le cas du Québec.

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
Les auteures utilisent les résultats de plusieurs études qu’elles ont menées sur le sujet depuis quelques années. Elles font également référence aux résultats d’autres études canadiennes sur le sujet.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé

«This chapter presents how perinatal death and the subsequent grief are experienced in Canada, a country integrating various cultures. We begin with a brief historical overview of the implications of loss in this culture. We then examine the experiences of mothers, fathers, extended family members, other children, and health professionals, focusing on information gathered from Canadian research and clinical practice.» (p. 180) «After the couple has returned home, it is important to provide continuity of care for the bereaved families. In Quebec, most postnatal care includes telephone follow-up, sometimes as soon as the community nurse is informed of the mother’s discharge following the death or during the subsequent days or weeks. In fact, practitioners are not entirely sure when is the best time to contact the family, and added to this is the fact that every parent is different. The perinatal bereavement support training offered in Quebec stresses the importance of contacting parents early and then doing regular telephone follow-ups as needed in each case.» (p. 200)