Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nurses Grieve Too

This video - "Nurses Grieve Too: Insights Into Experiences with Perinatal Loss", was sent to me today. (Click on video to watch - it is about 20 mins long)

It could not have been more perfectly timed after the delivery that we did the other day.
The nurses in the video could be me.
It speaks to what many of us are going through in that nurses do feel a sense of loss and do connect with their patients.

A video on how loss affects the other children in a family.

They have done some great research in the arena of perinatal loss.

Check the videos out - but be sure to have some tissue handy because you may shed a tear or two.

Nurses Grieve Too: Insights into Experiences with Perinatal Loss from York University Libraries on Vimeo.


AtYourCervix said...

That first video was fantastic!

Dana said...

Wow, the first video was filmed at the hospital where my son was stillborn. Unfortunately I didn't have any of the nurses in the video, but it is nice to know that it affects nurses too. They don't just go home and go on like nothing happened that day, like they weren't involved in the biggest tragedy those parents will ever face.

I knew it was the same hospital in the first shot of the hallway at the hospital, where I waited for my ultrasound to confirm whether or not my son was still alive.

Thank you for sharing this.

babyrndeb said...

Dana - small world that you knew that hospital. The video could have been the staff where I work. It just doesn't get easier and you do sort of take it all home...hard not to.
Blessings to you!

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

Thank you for sharing the video. My heart just breaks and wants to heal!!! You were meant to do this. Keep going.. and keep going strong. I can tell that you have to be a fave nurse.