Review collection - Perinatal

265 reviews

The term perinatal is used in relation to a foetus (also spelt fetus) of gestational age 28 weeks or more, or a live-born infant less than 28 days of age. Source: derived from MeSH


Dolan N, Grealish A, Tuohy T, Bright AM. Are Mindfulness-Based Interventions as Effective as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Complicated Perinatal Grief? A Systematic Review. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13335. Epub ahead of print.

Dombrecht L, Chambaere K, Beernaert K, Roets E, De Vilder De Keyser M, De Smet G, Roelens K, Cools F. Components of Perinatal Palliative Care: An Integrative Review. Children (Basel). 2023 Mar 1;10(3):482. doi: 10.3390/children10030482.

Schoonover KL, Prokop L, Lapid MI. Valuable Informal Bereavement Support Strategies for Bereaved Parents of Stillborn, Young Children, and Adult Children: A Scoping Review. J Palliat Care. 2022 Mar 30:8258597211062762. doi: 10.1177/08258597211062762. Epub ahead of print.

Zhuang S, Ma X, Xiao G, Zhao Y, Hou J, Wang Y. Clinical practice guidelines for perinatal bereavement care: A systematic quality appraisal using AGREE II instrument. J Pediatr Nurs. 2022 May 27;66:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2022.04.007. Epub ahead of print.


Fernández-Férez A, Ventura-Miranda MI, Camacho-Ávila M, Fernández-Caballero A, Granero-Molina J, Fernández-Medina IM, Requena-Mullor MDM. Nursing Interventions to Facilitate the Grieving Process after Perinatal Death: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 May 24;18(11):5587. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18115587.

Huang H, Toh RQE, Chiang CLL, Thenpandiyan AA, Vig PS, Lee RWL, Chiam M, Lee ASI, Baral VR, Krishna LKR. Title: Impact of Dying Neonates on Doctors' and Nurses' Personhood: A Systematic Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jul 13:S0885-3924(21)00425-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.07.002. Epub ahead of print.

Setubal MS, Bolibio R, Jesus RC, Benute GG, Gibelli MA, Bertolassi N, Barbosa T, Gomes A, Figueiredo F, Ferreira R, Francisco R, Stein Bernardes L. A systematic review of instruments measuring grief after perinatal loss and factors associated with grief reactions. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Apr;19(2):246-256. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520000826.

Shaohua L, Shorey S. Psychosocial interventions on psychological outcomes of parents with perinatal loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Jan 12;117:103871. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.103871. Epub ahead of print.


Fernández-Basanta S, Coronado C, Movilla-Fernández MJ. Multicultural coping experiences of parents following perinatal loss: A meta-ethnographic synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Jan;76(1):9-21. doi: 10.1111/jan.14211. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Wright PM. Perinatal Loss and Spirituality: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research. Illn Crises Loss. 2020 Mar 06;28(2)99-118. doi: 10.1177/1054137317698660.


Blakeley C, Smith DM, Johnstone ED, Wittkowski A. Parental decision-making following a prenatal diagnosis that is lethal, life-limiting, or has long term implications for the future child and family: a meta-synthesis of qualitative literature. BMC Med Ethics. 2019 Aug 8;20(1):56. doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0393-7.

Jones K, Robb M, Murphy S, Davies A. New understandings of fathers' experiences of grief and loss following stillbirth and neonatal death: A scoping review. Midwifery. 2019 Aug 23;79:102531. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2019.102531. [Epub ahead of print]

Lewis SL. Emotional Intelligence in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses: Decreasing Moral Distress in End-of-Life Care and Laying a Foundation for Improved Outcomes: An Integrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Aug;21(4):250-256. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000561.

Ratislavová K, Bužgová R, Vejvodová J. Perinatal palliative care education: An integrative review. Nurse Educ Today. 2019 Aug 7;82:58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]


Gibson K, Hofmeyer A, Warland J. Nurses Providing End-of-Life Care for Infants and Their Families in the NICU: A Review of the Literature. Adv Neonatal Care. 2018 Dec;18(6):471-479. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000533.


Rocha Catania T, Stein Bernardes L, Guerra Benute GR, Bento Cicaroni Gibeli MA, Bertolassi do Nascimento N, Aparecida Barbosa TV, Jornada Krebs VL, Francisco RPV. When One Knows a Fetus Is Expected to Die: Palliative Care in the Context of Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Malformations. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep;20(9):1020-1031. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0430. Epub 2017 Jan 31.


Fenstermacher K, Hupcey JE. Perinatal bereavement: a principle-based concept analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2013 Nov;69(11):2389-400. Epub 2013 Mar 4.

Wool C. State of the science on perinatal palliative care. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;42(3):372-82; quiz E54-5.Epub 2013 Apr 11.


Balaguer A, Martín-Ancel A, Ortigoza-Escobar D, Escribano J, Argemi J. The model of Palliative Care in the perinatal setting: a review of the literature. BMC Pediatr. 2012 Mar 12;12:25.

Foster C, Monterosso L. The ventilator-dependent infant requiring palliative care in the neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing, 2012 Mar; 15 (1): 8-19. No Abstract Available.


Wool C. Systematic review of the literature: parental outcomes after diagnosis of fetal anomaly. Adv Neonatal Care. 2011 Jun;11(3):182-92.


Eden LM, Callister LC. Parent involvement in end-of-life care and decision making in the newborn intensive care unit: an integrative review. J Perinat Educ. 2010 Winter;19(1):29-39.


Cameron J, Taylor J, Greene A. Evaluating professional guidelines for the care of dying previable infants. Evid Base Midwifery. 2008 Dec;6(4):136-142. No Abstract Available.

Harvey S, Snowdon C, Elbourne D. Effectiveness of bereavement interventions in neonatal intensive care: a review of the evidence. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2008 Oct;13(5):341-56. Epub 2008 Jun 2.


Moro T, Kavanaugh K, Okuno-Jones S, Vankleef JA. Neonatal end-of-life care: a review of the research literature. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2006 Jul-Sep;20(3):262-73.

Last updated 02 May 2023