Jonas-Simpson, C. (Producer) (2010). Research team: Jonas-Simpson, C. (PI), Macdonald, C., McMahon, E., & Pilkington, B. Nurses grieve too: Insights into experiences with perinatal loss [Documentary]. Toronto, ON: Producer.

Nurses Grieve Too: Insights into Experiences with Perinatal Loss is a ground-breaking documentary that shares what grief is for nurses who care for bereaved families with perinatal loss. This research-based documentary answers the research question: What is experience of grieving, for obstetrical and neonatal nurses caring for families who experience perinatal loss? Nurses describe the professional and personal impact of grieving, what helps them and how the experience has changed them and help them to grow. The documentary makes the invisible grief of nurses - visible. It aspires to support nurses so they no longer feel alone or isolated in their experiences of grieving, as many nurses can carry the pain and memories of the families’ loss and experiences with them for years.

Funded by AWHONN Canada ;
Canadian Nurses Foundation: The Nursing Care Partnership Program (made possible with a grant from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation). ;
Faculty of Health, York University ;
Health, Leadership and Learning Network: The Interprofessional Education Initiative, Faculty of Health, York University

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A paper on this topic has been published by the research team:
Christine Jonas-Simpson, F. Beryl Pilkington, Cynthia MacDonald, and Eileen McMahon
"Nurses’ Experiences of Grieving When There Is a Perinatal Death"
SAGE Open April-June 2013 3: 2158244013486116, first published on April 29, 2013 doi:10.1177/2158244013486116
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