WORKING WITH BEREAVED PARENTS
Keywords:AlderHey, bereavement, counselling, distress, nurture, postmortem
Shirley Seabury is a bereavement counsellor working within West Lothian Healthcare NHS Trust. She has extensive experience with parents whose baby has been stillborn or has died shortly after birth. In the following article, Shirley reflects upon her role, and adds her own perspective in the light of the publicity surrounding the retention of organs at AlderHey, and in Scotland, the McLean Report.