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Table 2 Number of focus group participants who reported receiving or lacking support after the death of their child. The total number of participants in the focus groups was 64

From: How do parents experience support after the death of their child?

Type of support Number of participants who reported receiving support Number of participants who reported lacking support
Emotionala 62 33
Instrumentalb 51 16
Informationalc 39 12
Unspecified 0 9
  1. aEmotional support: any behaviour in which empathy, love, trust and care is provided to parents
  2. bInstrumental support: provision of tangible assistance or services that directly help parents
  3. cInformational support: provision of advice and information, which empowers parents to make informed decisions about the care offered to their child as well as other issues pertaining to wider family life