Stories of Bereaved Parents: The Use of Religion/Spirituality to Cope With Their Infant's/Child's Death
Repository Posting Date2017-09-20T18:46:12Z
Author DetailsDawn. M. Hawthorne, PhD, Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA; JoAnne M. Youngblut, PhD; Dorothy Brooten, PhD -- College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationIota Xi
Other Title(s)Coping Strategies for Infant Loss
Death of an infant/child is a devastating experience for families. There is evidence that religious/spiritual practices may promote effective coping. Describing the stories of how bereaved parents used religious/spiritual practices to cope with their loss may be beneficial to healthcare professionals working with bereaved parents in the intensive care unit.