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When a twin dies – supporting parents and families, Child Bereavement UK

21 January 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Child Bereavement UK
Hospitality Suite, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 75 Harborne Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3DH

Explore the impact that the death of a twin (or multiple) can have on a family, drawing on current research and learning from the neonatal butterfly project. This workshop will increase and embed the knowledge and understanding of professionals, to ensure a high quality of care and support for parents in the future.

This is a new workshop for all of those whose work brings them into contact with families grieving the loss of a twin. This workshop is suitable for midwives, neonatal nurses, neonatologists, obstetricians, sonographers, and any healthcare professional working within a delivery suite, maternity or neonatal unit.

Learning outcomes
-gain an understanding of what parents may need when they are faced with the death of their twin(or multiple)

-explore and develop self-awareness in relation to loss, grief and bereavement

-recognise physical and emotional reactions to grief

-be aware of current guidelines, research and initiatives around the death of a twin, and baby loss in general

-consider the way we communicate and support families following the death of a twin

-explore and consider ways to support ourselves and our colleagues

-gain information about Child Bereavement UK and other support organisations and resources available

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