Mentoring & debriefing
Exposure to birth trauma is an occupational hazard that can result in stress and vicarious traumatisation in attending staff (Leinweber, Creedy, Rowe, & Gamble, 2017)
As a practising midwife, with a postgraduate qualification in bereavement counselling, Eliza mentors health care professionals who are preparing for, or who are working with bereaved families experiencing the tragic losses of their babies.
Eliza provides a forum in which obstetric and midwifery staff can debrief difficult or confronting experiences.
This service can be utilised on an individual basis, or for groups, as requested by the maternity setting.
WHY PROVIDE MENTORING & DEBRIEFING TO YOUR STAFF?
1. Builds the confidence of staff in knowing how to handle the highly emotional, tragic circumstances when there has been the death of a baby(ies).
2. Helps staff to manage their own emotional states that may have been triggered by the death of a baby(ies).
3. Helps staff to feel supported by their employer, thereby minimising the potential for occupational stress.
Contact Eliza Strauss.