Men’s grief and support following pregnancy loss: A qualitative investigation of service providers’ perspectives

Kate Louise Obst, Clemence Due

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Abstract

This study explores service providers’ experiences of supporting men following a miscarriage or stillbirth in Australia. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were completed with seven service providers including midwives, grief counselors and social workers. Participants highlighted that, despite the individual nature of men’s grief, there is a need to recognize and address the additional expectations and responsibilities that may compound their experience. Within an environment focused on woman-centered care, participants described creative strategies and inclusive language to promote engagement of men. Further research exploring men’s grief is needed to inform training and guidelines for healthcare professionals who work with bereaved families.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalDeath Studies
Early online date9 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • miscarriage
  • stillbirth
  • grief

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