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The impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents: A qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, January 2018
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Title
The impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents: A qualitative study
Published in
PLOS ONE, January 2018
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0191635
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Authors

Daniel Nuzum, Sarah Meaney, Keelin O’Donoghue

Abstract

To explore the lived experiences and personal impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents. Semi-structured in-depth interviews analysed by Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) on a purposive sample of parents of twelve babies born following fetal death at a tertiary university maternity hospital in Ireland with a birth rate of c8,500 per annum and a stillbirth rate of 4.6/1000. Stillbirth had a profound and enduring impact on bereaved parents. Four superordinate themes relating to the human impact of stillbirth emerged from the data: maintaining hope, importance of the personhood of the baby, protective care and relationships (personal and professional). Bereaved parents recalled in vivid detail their experiences of care following diagnosis of stillbirth and their subsequent care. The time between diagnosis of a life-limiting anomaly or stillbirth and delivery is highlighted as important for parents as they find meaning in their loss. The impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents is immense and how parents are cared for is recalled in precise detail as they revisit their experience. Building on existing literature, these data bring to light the depth of personal experience and impact of stillbirth for parents and provides medical professionals with valuable insights to inform their care of bereaved parents and the importance of clear and sensitive communication.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 180 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 16%
Student > Bachelor 26 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 9%
Researcher 13 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 65 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 38 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 15%
Psychology 19 11%
Social Sciences 10 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 16 9%
Unknown 67 37%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 93. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 June 2022.
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#479,166
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#6,599
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