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Silent loss and the clinical encounter: Parents’ and physicians’ experiences of stillbirth–a qualitative analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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1 news outlet
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12 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages

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Title
Silent loss and the clinical encounter: Parents’ and physicians’ experiences of stillbirth–a qualitative analysis
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-12-137
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maureen C Kelley, Susan B Trinidad

Abstract

In the United States, an estimated 70 stillbirths occur each day, on average 25,000 each year. Research into the prevalence and causes of stillbirth is ongoing, but meanwhile, many parents suffer this devastating loss, largely in silence, due to persistent stigma and taboo; and many health providers report feeling ill equipped to support grieving parents. Interventions to address bereavement after neonatal death are increasingly common in U.S. hospitals, and there is growing data on the nature of parent bereavement after a stillbirth. However, further research is needed to evaluate supportive interventions and to investigate the parent-clinician encounter during hospitalization following a stillbirth. Qualitative inquiry offers opportunities to better understand the lived experience of parents against the backdrop of clinicians' beliefs, intentions, and well-meaning efforts to support grieving parents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 247 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 16%
Student > Bachelor 35 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 8%
Researcher 19 7%
Other 58 23%
Unknown 52 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 52 20%
Psychology 47 18%
Social Sciences 18 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 53 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,283,025
of 17,833,983 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#310
of 3,306 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,552
of 263,512 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#11
of 158 outputs
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