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The Blame Game: Experience and Impact of Stillbirth on Midwives

About Course

This presentation explores the experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives. The findings of the study revealed that in clinical practice, stillbirth occurs within the context of blame and this has profound impact on midwives professional competence and identity. This study concludes that in order for health professionals to provide appropriate supportive care after stillbirth, they need to be supported to deal with the personal and professional impact of stillbirth.

What I will learn?

  • At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • * Identify midwives' emotional/psychological reactions to stillbirth and the impacts of stillbirth on midwives' professional identity and practice.
  • * Describe the relationship between blame finding after stillbirth and second-victim phenomenon.

Course Curriculum

The blame game: Experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives

  • Video: The blame game: Experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives
  • Quiz: The blame game: Experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives
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Target Audience

  • Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Case Managers, Sonographers, Childbirth Educators
Continuing Education Credit

NURSES: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Colorado
Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation.  .5 contact hours will be awarded upon completion of course activity, post-test and evaluation.

SOCIAL WORKERS: Star Legacy Foundation is an approved provider of continuing education for
social workers. Social workers can claim up to .5 hour of continuing education for participation in
this activity and completion of the evaluation form.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential
Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint
providership of the University of California San Diego and the Star Legacy Foundation.

The Universsity of California San Diego is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. The Minnesota Medical
Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with their participation in the

Disclosure:  There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.