RTS Bereavement Services,
clinically based professional training for caregivers, including
training in general perinatal loss and perinatal palliative care. Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Gundersen Health System Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Services webinars including "Perinatal palliative care: Planning in advance and systems support," "Comfort care for babies with life-limiting conditions: Using the neonatal advance directive," and "Life-threatening diagnosis: What do I say next?"
Children's Project on Palliative/Hospice Services(CHiPPS) Pediatric Palliative Care Newsletter, Perinatal Palliative and Hospice Care. A project of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Issue 30, February 2013.
Perinatal hospice video for
caregivers, by Tammy Ruiz RN, perinatal bereavement coordinator at Mary
Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Also translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Czech, Japanese, and Polish.
Video by Perinatal Palliative Care, a network of hospitals and clinics in Australia, with more videos and information on their website.
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"Perinatal hospice programs provide support for families facing a newborn's death," Hospice Letter, June 2008, pp. 4-5.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association online chat, featuring
Rana Limbo of Bereavement Services/Resolve Through Sharing and the
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) answering questions
about perinatal bereavement and perinatal palliative care.
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