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Caring for Bereaved Parents

Sands Australia

This course has been designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of what bereaved parents may be experiencing when their baby dies, and what care and support they need from professionals who care for them.

This is an Australian College of Midwives endorsed CPD activity. Midwives who complete this activity are allocated 1 MidPLUS Point.

This eLearning course was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Copyright © 2013 Sands Australia – All rights reserved.

Sands is a national, not-for-profit organisation offering peer support and resources to families whose baby has died through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. By purchasing this eLearning, you enable Sands to continue the important work of providing support to bereaved families throughout Australia.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, health professionals should be able to:

  • recognise the needs of bereaved parents and the life impact when their baby dies
  • demonstrate how to talk to bereaved parents and to give them 'permission to grieve'
  • carry out best practice principles in caring for bereaved parents
  • demonstrate how to look after yourself
  • identify the ongoing support available for bereaved parents

Course features:

  • professional audio
  • animation and interactivity
  • summative assessments, and
  • a certificate of completion.

Estimated Duration

60 minutes

Target Audience

This course is suitable for professionals who care for bereaved parents, such as midwives, nurses and obstetricians. This is also suitable for students who may care for bereaved parents.

$33.00 / subscription

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