Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers and Chaplains in the Hospital Setting


Many OB caregivers feel unprepared to handle the intensity of perinatal loss. Most hospitals have bereavement care standards but offer little instruction in following them. Written by seasoned support nurses, Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss outlines a framework for bereavement care in the obstetrical arena.

Based on Dr. Wolfelt’s principles of companioning and written by seasoned support nurses, it describes loss from the family’s perspective, defines the caregiver’s role, offers bedside strategies and reviews the work of mourning in the weeks and months after. Real-life stories teach what is important during times of intense sorrow.


“Marcia and Jane have immersed themselves in learning from the true experts — those who have experienced perinatal loss. This book affirms that professional caregivers can and do make a difference in the lives of those grieving a perinatal loss.” — Linda Radebaugh, EdD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Indianapolis

Additional Information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in

ISBN: 978-1-879651-47-0

Author: Jane Heustis, RN, & Marcia Meyer Jenkins, RN, Foreword by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Product Type: Paperback

Number of Pages: 154

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