open access

Vol 90, No 12 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2019-12-31
Get Citation

Perinatal hospice care in the opinion of nurses and midwives

Martyna Gruszka, Grzegorz Kudela, Agnieszka Wolny, Tomasz Koszutski, Lidia Hyla-Klekot
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2019.0120
·
Pubmed: 31909463
·
Ginekol Pol 2019;90(12):702-706.

open access

Vol 90, No 12 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2019-12-31

Abstract

Objectives: Perinatal medicine is a relatively new, dynamically developing branch of medicine. Its main purpose is taking
care of a woman in the pre-conception period, pregnancy and delivery, as well as taking care of a newborn baby.
The main aim of the study was to assess the state of knowledge and opinion on hospice perinatal care of professionally
active nurses and midwives.
Material and methods: An original and anonymous questionnaire containing 30 questions was used for the study. 572 nurses
and midwives from the Silesian Voivodeship took part in the study. The obtained data were analyzed.
Results: Only 31.6% of respondents defined the level of their knowledge of pregnancy and neonatal care as high. 12.8%
of respondents were able to indicate the definition of perinatal care and accurately determine its goals. The women participating
in the study were in favor of enclosing the information about not attempting resuscitation (DNAR) in medical
record of children with incurable disease diagnosed in fetal life (99.3%).
Conclusions: The study showed deficits in practical and theoretical knowledge of nurses and midwives in the area of
hospice perinatal care. Lack of proper preparation is also one of the most frequently mentioned difficulties in taking care
of a child and family with poor prognosis.

Abstract

Objectives: Perinatal medicine is a relatively new, dynamically developing branch of medicine. Its main purpose is taking
care of a woman in the pre-conception period, pregnancy and delivery, as well as taking care of a newborn baby.
The main aim of the study was to assess the state of knowledge and opinion on hospice perinatal care of professionally
active nurses and midwives.
Material and methods: An original and anonymous questionnaire containing 30 questions was used for the study. 572 nurses
and midwives from the Silesian Voivodeship took part in the study. The obtained data were analyzed.
Results: Only 31.6% of respondents defined the level of their knowledge of pregnancy and neonatal care as high. 12.8%
of respondents were able to indicate the definition of perinatal care and accurately determine its goals. The women participating
in the study were in favor of enclosing the information about not attempting resuscitation (DNAR) in medical
record of children with incurable disease diagnosed in fetal life (99.3%).
Conclusions: The study showed deficits in practical and theoretical knowledge of nurses and midwives in the area of
hospice perinatal care. Lack of proper preparation is also one of the most frequently mentioned difficulties in taking care
of a child and family with poor prognosis.

Get Citation

Keywords

nurses; midwives; perinatal care; perinatal hospice

About this article
Title

Perinatal hospice care in the opinion of nurses and midwives

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 90, No 12 (2019)

Pages

702-706

Published online

2019-12-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.2019.0120

Pubmed

31909463

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2019;90(12):702-706.

Keywords

nurses
midwives
perinatal care
perinatal hospice

Authors

Martyna Gruszka
Grzegorz Kudela
Agnieszka Wolny
Tomasz Koszutski
Lidia Hyla-Klekot

References (9)
  1. Dangel T, Szymkiewicz-Dangel J. Opieka paliatywna w perinatologii. Opieka paliatywna nad dziećmi. Wydanie XIII. , Warszawa 2005.
  2. Pietrzycka D, Gadzinowski J. Opieka perinatalna w krajach Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej. Klin Perinatol Ginekol. 2007; 43(3): 3–7.
  3. Koszutski T, Kawalski H, Kudela G, et al. Babies with myelomeningocele in Poland: parents' attitudes on fetal surgery versus termination of pregnancy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009; 25(2): 207–210.
  4. Szmyd K, Śmigiel R, Królak-Olejnik B. Propozycje postępowania z noworodkiem w przypadku rozpoznania wady letalnej w okresie prenatalnym. Pediatria Polska. 2014; 89(6): 389–394.
  5. Frączek P, Jabłońska M, Pawlikowski J. Medyczne, etyczne, prawne i społeczne aspekty badań prenatalnych w Polsce. Med Ogólna Nauki Zdr. 2013; 9(2): 103–109.
  6. Marty CM, Carter BS. Ethics and palliative care in the perinatal world. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018; 23(1): 35–38.
  7. Korzeniewska-Eksterowicz A, Respondek-Liberska M, Przysło Ł, et al. Perinatal palliative care: barriers and attitudes of neonatologists and nurses in Poland. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013; 2013: 168060.
  8. Rozporządzenie Ministra Zdrowia z dnia 12 grudnia 2013r. w sprawie wykazu dziedzin pielęgniarstwa oraz dziedzin mających zastosowanie w ochronie zdrowia, w których może być prowadzona specjalizacja i kursy kwalifikacyjne (Dz. U. poz. 1562).
  9. Jaraczak A, Kosoń K. Jakość opieki perinatalnej w Polsce w ocenie kobiet rodzących w latach 1990-2013. Perinatol Neonatol Ginekol. 2013; 6(3): 161–167.

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73, 80–180 Gdańsk
tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail:  viamedica@viamedica.pl