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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds

Reducing barriers and enhancing when a baby dies – in miscarriage, stillbirth or beyond

Presenter Details
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Sherokee Ilse
International Bereavement Educator/Speaker/Parent Advocate Founder/Trainer/Baby Loss Family Advisor

Ilse is a bereaved parent, an international speaker/trainer, author of 19 books/booklets on perinatal loss and general bereavement. She co-founded Baby Loss Family Advisors and trains people to give in-depth, compassionate and wise care to families. She has taught and consulted at Georgetown University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Yale University Medical Center and at thousands of hospitals and conferences and inservices. Ilse is the co-founder of Embrace Circle and is presently working with Genesis Clinics offering one-on-one direct care to families when they get the news their baby has died or will die. She and her teammate Jeanne Denaro facilitate a support group at the NW Genesis Clinic. Sherokee has had a miscarriage, full term stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy and has two living sons.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify potential barriers to giving excellent care to families.
  • Describe the "Five Perinatal Loss Principles for Patient-Centered Care" and how to use them to enhance care.
  • Explain the importance of slowing down the “rushed” process when the loss occurs and when caring for the patient and family.
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

7:00 am to 8:00 am
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:00am


Tucson area
Banner – University Medical Center
8th Floor, Auditorium 8403
3838 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85719


Brisa Sinteral
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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