The prevalence of those who have experienced infant, pregnancy, and child loss is significantly greater than many people are currently aware of; in the United States, 1 in 4 women will experience miscarriage or stillbirth in their lifetime. After a loss, women’s long-term psychological effects are often misunderstood, and often support is lacking; almost 20% of women who experience miscarriage show trauma, depressive, and/or anxiety-based symptoms. The research literature on bereaved parents indicated that infant, pregnancy, and child loss are traumatic grief. Yet, there are a limited number of providers, researchers, and professionals who specialize in this area.
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.