Compassionate Companions: a service to support parents and families who experience perinatal loss.
  This exciting proposal will provide a registered midwife who is interested in care of women who have experienced perinatal bereavement, the opportunity to undertake a full-time funded PhD over a three-year period. This research project will involve engaging with the Lothian based charity “Held in Our Hearts” and will examine the innovative ‘Compassionate Companion’ Service they offer bereaved mothers, partners, and families through their experiences during and post perinatal bereavement following baby loss that occurred up to 24 weeks gestation. Completion of this research project is intended to develop greater understanding of the value and impact of the Compassionate Companion Service.

  • Start Date:

    1 October 2021

  • End Date:

    30 September 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Held in Our Hearts Limited

  • Value:


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