與初生生命的道別: 護理人員面對死嬰護理的不安與行動

Translated title of the contribution: Saying Goodbye to the Newborn: The Unease and Actions of Nursing Professionals in Handling Stillbirth Care

Chien Hui Lin, Kai Yuan Cheng, Hsien Hsien Chiang*

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Abstract

Facing the death of newborns is an inescapable part of the professional responsibilities of delivery room nurses. The meaning of the inner conflict of these nurses and their nursing experience in handling newborn death is poorly addressed in nursing practice. Purpose: This research explores the stillbirth care experiences of delivery room nurses. Methods: A qualitative approach was used to investigate the stillbirth-care experiences of nurse participants. Results: The results elicited the experiences of participants with inner conflict and their resulting action caring. Main themes extracted from data include: feeling unease about being unable to provide effective treatment and the need to say goodbye to the deceased newborn. The former includes the subthemes of: guilt about doing nothing and feeling conflicted about ending a life. The latter includes: caring about and empathizing with the mother and accompanying the mother as she says goodbye to her baby. Additionally, the theme of saying a personal goodbye to the newborn baby includes praying for the baby and respecting baby's body. Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The findings of this study enhance the nursing practice knowledge of stillbirth nursing in the delivery room.
Translated title of the contributionSaying Goodbye to the Newborn: The Unease and Actions of Nursing Professionals in Handling Stillbirth Care
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • group interactive
  • nurse perception
  • stillbirth care

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