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When New Life Meets Death: Three Hermeneutic Case Studies From Switzerland.

Fleming, V, Robb, Y, Matteo, C and Meier-Magistretti, C (2020) When New Life Meets Death: Three Hermeneutic Case Studies From Switzerland. Omega Journal of Death and Dying. ISSN 0030-2228

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Pregnant women in Switzerland expect safe and healthy birth outcomes for themselves and their babies. However, in 2018, 691 died in infancy with gaps identified in the provision of services to parents in such circumstances. Our study aims to illustrate these gaps and how, from participants' perspectives, they were addressed. A hermeneutic method was employed to analyze three cases: one from each major language region was via primary health-care providers. A thematic analysis was carried out with individual participants followed by a cross-case comparison which showed a hermeneutic of rupture, the juxtaposition of time and reshaping the family. This article shows the unique journeys experienced by parents whose baby dies before or shortly after birth in one country where neither the language nor experience is shared. The derivation of three hermeneutic themes may resonate with other parents or health professionals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Sage Publications
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 10:41
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:13
DOI or ID number: 10.1177/0030222820927231
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13053
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