There are many types of losses that occur when a newborn is admitted to the NICU. The death of a newborn is a tragic experience, and the way healthcare providers support this loss leaves a lasting impression on a family. However, death is not the only type of loss present in the NICU. Many families experience losses of normalcy, of community, their “ideal” birthing experience, and more. Each of these losses manifest as forms of grief. This webinar will discuss the many kinds of grief that healthcare providers can address and helpful language to utilize while supporting families in the NICU. Supporting families in their grief is one of the most sacred practices a NICU professional will experience in their career. By attending this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to grow their understanding of grief in the NICU.
Taryn Schuelke, BS, CT, CCLS