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.
-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