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Should Parents and Families of Stillborn Babies be Encouraged to See, Hold, and Have Funerals for the Babies?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask PhD, RN, FAAN; Huang, Zhaoxia BSN, RN; Lu, Xiaosheng MD, PhD

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May/June 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 146–147
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000040
ONGOING COLUMNS: Second Opinion

Is it really best for newly bereaved parents to see and hold their deceased child?

Zhaoxia Huang is the Nurse Manager at the Reproductive Medical Center, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, Republic of China. The author can be reached via e-mail at aurora917@126.com

Xiaosheng Lu is a Resident Physician, Reproductive Medical Center, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, Republic of China. The author can be reached via e-mail at Jennifer0806@126.com

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Judy Beal. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: DrKatieRN@hotmail.com. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at: judy.beal@simmons.edu

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