Guidelines: 1. Introduction
These 8 Guidelines videos are designed to give staff an overview of the more common themes we heard from parents. There will be many other themes, issues and practical points that we can learn from, and some of these can be heard in the parent stories section of the website. We have also provided additional resources such as written guidelines and teaching slides for download.
- Recognise ‘twin status’
- Acknowledge the bereavement
- Provide emotional support
- Provide appropriate information
- Provide continuity
- Offer memory making
- Handle cot occupancy sensitively
Prepare parents for discharge from hospital
We had a conversation with parents from which these themes have emerged.
The next step of the Butterfly project is to share these ideas with professionals.