Online Course: Sonography, Baby Loss and Unexpected Diagnosis
$230.00 ex. gst
Grief and Baby Loss
We explore grief that is particular to baby loss in this section. International experts, such as Sherokee Ilse, share their expertise on grief in relation to baby and infant loss. We reflect on how we learn about grief in our upbringing and the ‘rules’ that we unconsciously apply to grief. We discuss specific responses to baby loss and the impact they have on bereaved parents and families, before considering empathy, sympathy and compassion. We finish this section with a focus on the concept of closure.
The Power of Language
In this section we focus on the power of the language we use and discuss different words and phrases that are helpful when a baby dies, and some that are less than helpful.
Breaking Bad News
We start by exploring the concept of breaking bad news and consider the impact that our words may have on the parents we are interacting with. We then consider shock and trauma and discuss people’s reactions when they experience a sudden loss.
An Unexpected Diagnosis in Pregnancy
In this section, we start by exploring the experience of receiving an unexcepted diagnosis in pregnancy. We then look discuss parents’ options, beginning with continuing the pregnancy and consider anticipatory grief and perinatal hospice. We then consider the option of inducing or ending the pregnancy and how parents may experience this.
Feedback from Parents and Families
We finish this module with an exploration of the expectations of sonography from the perspective of parents and sonographers. We then discuss feedback from NZ parents on what went well for then in their experience of sonography when their baby died or when they received an unexpected diagnosis. We also present feedback on the challenges and what may have been better.
Wrapping It All Up
We finish this module with some discussion on self-care and practices to keep oneself healthy and safe in this work. Links and downloads of resources are provided as well.
At the conclusion of each module, participants are asked to reflect on what has been learned as a means of ensuring that the content has been covered. Participants receive a certificate of completion and feedback on responses and questions as part of the module fee.
Course runs for four weeks with a certificate and feedback on completion
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