Articles by Kathie Kobler, BS, RN

Leaning In and Holding On: Team Support with Unexpected Death

Kobler, Kathie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(3):148-154, May/June 2014.

Dealing with the death of a patient is always a challenge for the health care providers involved. These nurses show us how they helped each other to cope.

Combining Regional Expertise to Form a Bereavement Support Alliance

Friedrichs, Judy B.; Kobler, Kathie; Roose, Rosmarie E.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(3):198-204, May/June 2014.

It's rare when a small professional organization is able to sustain itself for decades, and even more rare when it grows and thrives.

The Tie That Binds: Relationships In Perinatal Bereavement

Limbo, Rana; Kobler, Kathie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):316-321, November/December 2010.

Nurses who work with families experiencing perinatal bereavement need to be expert in developing caring relationships.

Respectful Disposition in Early Pregnancy Loss

Limbo, Rana; Kobler, Kathie; Levang, Elizabeth

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(5):271-277, September/October 2010.

Dr. Limbo has taken on a subject that is rarely discussed in the nursing literature: how to help families deal with disposition of the products of conception early in pregnancy. Her wise and learned approach will teach you much.

Meaningful Moments: The Use of Ritual in Perinatal and Pediatric Death

Kobler, Kathie; Limbo, Rana; Kavanaugh, Karen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 32(5):288-295, September/October 2007.

Rituals are used in all societies to help deal with grief and bereavement. These authors describe the rituals often seen in the care of families facing perinatal and pediatric death.