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Perinatal Bereavement
Presenter(s): Misty P. White, RN, BSN
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Perinatal Bereavement.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Perinatal Bereavement and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
12/12/2017 -12/12/2020

Program Overview:
The purpose of this activity is to educate medical professionals on Perinatal Bereavement.

1. List standards for bereaved families by utilizing the patient-family centered care principles. TEAM approach
2. Discuss new definitions of perinatal loss by ADH department of Vital Statistics.
3. Describe the roles of care providers and offering choices with perinatal loss patients and family members.

  1. Armstrong, D. (2001). Exploring fathers’ experiences of pregnancy after a prior loss. Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. Retrieved on September 6, 2012 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  2. Callister, L.C. (2006). Perinatal loss: A family perspective. Journal of Perinatal Neonatal Nursing, 20(3), 227-234.
  3. Colsen, T. L. (2001). Fathers and perinatal loss: Their conscious and unconscious experiences. Retrieved on September 9, 2012 from http://sites.google.com.site/fathers&amp
  4. Côté-Arsenault , D. (2011.) Loss and grief in childbearing period. Retrieved August 20, 2012 from  http://marchofdimes.com/nursingslides
  5. Dickerson, R.E. (2009). Impact of perinatal loss among adolescent parents: A phenomenological study. Retrieved on September 6, 2012, from http://udini.proquest.com
  6. O’Leary, J. & Gaziano, C. (2011). Sibling grief after perinatal loss. Retrieved on September 6, 2012, from http://birthpsychology.com/journal-article/sibling
  7. O’Leary, J., Warland, J., & Parker, L. (2011). Bereaved parents’ perceptions of the grandparents'’ reactions to perinatal loss and the pregnancy that follows. Journal of Family Nursing 17(3),330-356.
  8. Resolve Through Sharing. (2008). Creating memories. RTS Counselor Training, Oct 25, 2016.
  9. Wagner, T. (1998). Perinatal death: How fathers grieve. Birth Psychology, 13(2)
  10. "Five Fallacies of Grief: Debunking Psychological Stages". Scientific American. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  11. ANGELS guideline on Neonatal-Perinatal Palliative Care, from http://angelsguidelines.com
  12. De Lesle-Porter, M., Podruchny, A.M. (2009). The Dying Neonate: Family-Centered end-of-life care. Neonatal Network, 28(2): 75-83

Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson 
Mark Jansen 

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

Misty P. White, RN, BSN

Speaker Bio

Misty P. White, RN, BSN graduated nursing school from Henderson State University in 2002 and worked fulltime in a hospital while attending school. She started working in the Maternal Infant areas of several local hospitals and then came to UAMS in 2008. She began as WISL bereavement coordinator in December 2016.

Speaker Disclosures
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES