Psychosocial interventions by stillbirth in history and today

Authors: K. Ratislavová 1;  J. Beran 2
Authors‘ workplace: Fakulta zdravotnických studií, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, děkanka PaeDr. I. Mauritzová, Ph. D. 1;  Psychiatrická klinika FN, Plzeň, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Beran, CSc. 2
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2010; 75(5): 462-466


A goal of this article is to give a review about psychosocial interventions, which health professionals use to support parents with stillbirth, about their historical development and their usage in perinatology centres in the Czech republic now.

A review article.

Faculty of Health Care Studies, University of West Bohemia; Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital in Pilsen.

Subject and method:
A review of literature and research in perinatology centres in the Czech republic.

Researches recent demonstrate a sense of critical usage of rituals at stillbirth, which give support to creating realistic attitudes to loss and initiation of the mourning process by parents, parallel with the minimisation of subsequent psychical complications by parents in long-term outcomes. In perinatological centres in the Czech republic parents can see or hold their death baby. Momentoes of the child, recommended by professional researches, are rarely collected and used there.

Key words:
psychosocial interventions, stillbirth, support, care.


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