They also provide compassionate care and support leading up to and following the birth of stillborn babies.
To continue to educate and support health professionals, below are prevention and bereavement care resources the Foundation has supported.
Safer Baby Bundle - Evidence-base eLearning module
The Stillbirth CRE has led the development of the Safer Baby Bundle evidence-based eLearning module addressing the priority evidence practice gaps in stillbirth prevention for implementation across maternity services.
Stillbirth CRE is committed to designing and delivering eLearning materials, as well as face to face workshops, to support clinicians across Australia in reducing preventable stillbirth.
Providing care for families who have experienced stillbirth
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia funded a research project of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide and in 2014, the results were published.
The objective of this review was to identify effective, meaningful and/or appropriate non-pharmacological, psychosocial supportive care interventions and strategies for families to improve their psychological well-being following stillbirth.
Associate Professor, Edoardo Aromataris said “the findings of the review showed that parents can be comforted by healthcare professionals who are prepared to involve them collaboratively in decision-making, and to provide empathetic, sensitive and respectful care at all times.”
The review includes three parts:
- Evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals providing care for parents from diagnosis to birth
- Evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals providing care for parents immediately after birth
- Evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals providing care for parents following birth