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It's Never Too Early

Miscarriages occur in many places throughout a hospital system. The outpatient clinic, the emergency department, the surgical department, and labor and delivery areas may all encounter families experiencing early pregnancy loss. It's Never Too Early is an initiative that was created to disseminate a standard of care for families experiencing miscarriage.

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Our bereavement experts are here to answer your questions. Please send your question to rts@gundersenhealth.org. You will receive a personal response via email. With your permission, we will post your Q&A in a pdf available on our website so others may benefit from the information (your name will not be included).

Position Papers

Resolve Through Sharing® Bereavement Education Model
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Cooling a Baby's Body After Death
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Infection Risks are Insignificant for bereaved parents who have close contact with their deceased baby's body
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Delaying Postmortem Pathology Studies. When bereaved parents hold their baby's body for any length of time after death, there is little or no impact on postmortem pathology studies
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Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Perinatal Palliative Care
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Caring for Families Experiencing Stillbirth
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NANN Palliative Care for Newborns and Infants
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Limbo part of award winning book

Associate Director and co-founder of Resolve Through Sharing, Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN, is one of the editors—and co-author of three chapters—of the award-winning book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions. The book recently won the first place American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for 2016 in the palliative and hospice category. 

From the foreword by Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, internationally known leader in palliative nursing and bereavement care:

This is a definitive, state-of-the-art resource on the vital pieces of perinatal and pediatric palliative care. Culling the most important new evidence-based research and findings from scholars and practitioners worldwide, it links theoretical knowledge and clinical practice to fill a gap in current information. The text is distinguished by its provision of different and even competing perspectives that address the complexities of the tragic human experience of perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric death and its focus on the nurses and other health care providers who provide care to those involved.

More about the book including purchasing information can be found by visiting http://www.springerpub.com/perinatal-and-pediatric-bereavement.html

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Faith's Lodge

A Journey of Grief

This is most likely the hardest thing you will ever face. Your child's death has put you on a journey of grief that will last your entire life. Faith's Lodge is not here to fix you or to make the grief disappear. We are a stop on your journey that allows you to connect with other parents experiencing similar circumstances.

The mission of Faith's Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or death of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.

"It was wonderful being able to relate to (without burdening) other parents who have lost a child. It was also great just being together as a couple." Faith's Lodge Guest

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Ritual

Perinatal Loss Certification

Validate your expertise in perinatal loss care!

The Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) offers an official way to acknowledge and validate your expertise in the field of perinatal bereavement through a one-of-a-kind perinatal loss certification exam. After successful completion of the exam you will receive the credential CPLC (Certified in Perinatal Loss Care).

Target candidate disciplines

  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Chaplaincy
  • Psychotherapy and counseling
  • Medicine
  • Child life

Candidate prerequisites

  • Must have at least 2 years' experience of caring for women/families experiencing perinatal death
  • Must hold a professional license

How to prepare for the exam

News and Events

2017 AWHONN Convention

June 24-28, New Orleans

Visit us at booth #718 for you chance to win a FREE RTS Bereavement Training registration.

Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN, associate director of RTS, will receive AWHONN's Award of Excellence in Leadership at this year's convention. "Your accomplishments in the specialties of women's health, obstetric and neonatal nursing, as well as your contributions to our associations, are indeed exemplary," said AWHONN president Emily Drake. Rana is widely considered a guiding light in perinatal bereavement research and clinical care. 

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