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Table 3 Specification of the persons/organisations who/that gave support to the parents after the death of their child, as reported by the 64 focus group participants

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

Person/organisation who/that gave support Number of participants who reported receiving support after the death of their child
Emotional Instrumental Informational
Health care professionals    
Preventive health care 7 5 1
Primary carea 43 23 9
Secondary careb 33 35 29
Maternity care outside the hospital 15 9 5
Acute care outside the hospital 5 2 2
Mental health care 28 4 3
Other professionals    
Funeral service 10 20 12
(Pre)school-related care 3 0 1
Work-related care 8 8 0
Informal network    
Partner 17 1 0
Family 49 22 5
Social network 38 18 2
Support groups 18 6 7
Otherc 7 10 6
  1. aPrimary care: general practitioner, social worker and home care nurse
  2. bSecondary care: paediatrician, gynaecologist, other medical specialist, nurse, personnel of the Accident and Emergency department
  3. cOther: media, photographer and people not specified by parents