Resources for Healthcare Providers
- Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center - Offers specialty certifications in hospice and palliative care, providing formal recognition of those achieving a standard of knowledge in the specialty. Certification and re-certification demonstrates continuing competence, dedication, and commitment to professional development in hospice and palliative care.
- Perinatal Loss Certification - The certification exam for Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC) is designed for healthcare professionals working with families who have experienced a perinatal loss. This certification is offered through the Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center. Attendance of the Sharing & Caring training offered through the national Share office is an excellent resource in preparation of the exam.
- Resolve Through Sharing: Bereavement Education - Professional development bereavement training where you can gain evidence-based knowledge and awareness that you can apply to your practice. This model is set up to ensures consistent care at every point of entry throughout a healthcare facility, help healthcare facilities meet The Joint Commission standards for end-of-life and bereavement care, and lower legal and risk management costs.
- SHARE National Training - Discover the best techniques for care giving, reflect on your own needs as a professional and network with others working in the bereavement field.
- Grief Watch - Publisher and manufacturer of bereavement books and materials used by families and professionals around the country. Their mission is to offer spiritual, emotional and other support to persons who are grieving, and second, to assist organized efforts which address the systemic injustices within our society which are the source of grief for persons who are poor and marginalized.
- Helping After Neonatal Death (H.A.N.D.) - Bereaved parents have the expectation that professionals are aware of and understand the parental grief process. Their mission is to help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.
- Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.) - Works hand-in-hand with healthcare providers to improve patient encounters and care in the midst of the painful experience of a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Healthcare providers grieve with their patients and search for the words of comfort on those difficult days. M.E.N.D. can help providers offers comfort in a variety of ways.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Committed to ensuring that hospice and palliative care professionals have the knowledge, competence, skills and resources they need to ensure the provision of compassionate, high quality end-of-life care.
- Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (N.I.L.M.D.T.S.) - Professional Bereavement Photography -
- Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (P.L.I.D.A.) - Professional continuing education, the establishment of position statements and practice guidelines, unified response to issues in the media or legislation, and by creating a network for professionals to share questions, resources, insight and support.
- Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network, Emory School of Public Health - A national research network seeking to understand the causes of the most personal of losses for women.
- Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP) - Dedicated to serving families who experience the tragedy of stillbirth and the professionals who care for them - in Wisconsin and throughout the world.
- Childbirth Education for Pregnancy After Loss - Journal of Perinatal Education:
- Cultural considerations in perinatal loss
- Meaningful Moments: The Use of Ritual in Perinatal and Pediatric Death - Nursing Center
- Perinatal Loss: A Family Perspective
- Teeny Tears - Offers tiny cloth diapers and blankets to parents and to hospitals who provide perinatal bereavement care.