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Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students’ using a collaborative art project

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dc.contributor.author Barry, Maebh
dc.contributor.author Quinn, Cathy
dc.contributor.author Bradshaw, Carmel
dc.contributor.author Noonan, Maria
dc.contributor.author Brett, Marie
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, Sandra
dc.contributor.author New, Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-02T15:17:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5313
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: To explore the influence of the Amulet artwork and exhibition on midwifery students’ perceptions of caring for parents experiencing perinatal death. Design: A descriptive qualitative design involving face-to-face semi-structured interviews following institutional ethical approval. Setting: A regional Maternity Hospital in Ireland which hosted the National Artwork and Exhibition exploring the hidden world of infant death. Participants: A purposive sample of six consenting post registration midwifery students who had attended the Amulet artwork and exhibition. Findings: Four core themes emerged and these were i) entering the mother's world and hearing her pain; ii) the journey of grief and connecting with the bereaved parent's unique experience; iii) facing the challenge of providing effective perinatal bereavement care; iv) maintaining a journey of compassionate practice Conclusion and implications for practice: Exposure to, and reflection on the Amulet artwork and exhibition increased students’ awareness and insight into the non-linear nature of the grieving process, and to the importance of maintaining a journey of compassionate care for parents experiencing perinatal death. The findings suggest that the use of creative women-centered strategies promote affective learning in relation to perinatal death and so may be of use to educators and maternity care providers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nurse Education Today;48, pp. 1-6
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.004
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nurse Education Today. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nurse Education Today, 48, pp. 1-6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.004 en_US
dc.subject perinatal death en_US
dc.subject midwifery students en_US
dc.subject collaborative artwork en_US
dc.subject affective learning en_US
dc.subject parents en_US
dc.subject artists en_US
dc.title Exploring perinatal death with midwifery students’ using a collaborative art project en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.004
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-01-01
dc.embargo.terms 2018-01-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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