Where Are The Health Professionals??

Stillbirth Matters

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP

My mind is still spinning from the incredible presentations and discussions at Stillbirth Summit 2014! There were a few ‘themes’ that emerged from the dialogue. Some were just questions that were asked more than once. One of those questions was

“Where Are The Health Professionals??”

Iabsent, too, was discouraged by the number of health professionals in attendance. To those that DID come – THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.  For taking the time, committing to your littlest patients and their families, and engaging in discussions that hope to make a difference.  Your presence does so much good for the hearts of grieving families.
I know that providers are often concerned that patient-driven events are “sob fests” where they will hear one person’s tragic story after another. I believe there is much to be learned from events with that type of program.

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