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Table 4 Specification of the people/organisations who/that did not give support to the parents after the death of their child, as reported by the focus group participants

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

Person/organisation who/that did not give support as perceived by the respondents Number of participants who reported lack of support after the death of their child
Emotional Instrumental Informational
Health professionals    
Preventive health care 2 1 0
Primary carea 5 1 0
Secondary careb 6 2 5
Maternity care outside the Hospital 1 2 1
Acute care outside the hospital 0 0 0
Mental health care 5 0 0
Other professionals    
Funeral service 1 1 1
(Pre)school-related care 1 0 0
Work-related care 3 1 0
Informal network    
Partner 0 0 0
Family 8 0 0
Social network 4 0 0
Support groups 0 0 1
Otherc 11 9 7
  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 persons not specified by parents