Perinatal Grief-a Quiz

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This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of the materials presented in the Perinatal Grief Power Point Presentation and the Nurse and Client/Family Pamphlets. The quiz can be completed multiple times, as there is no limit. Scoring:If you score an "A" or a "B" you have a good grasp of the material presented. If you score a "C" or a "D" you may have missed some key ideas in the presentation or pamphlets. Please review the material and try the quiz again. If you score an "E" or it is strongly recommended that you review the power point presentation and pamphlets again and try the quiz again.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the estimated incidence of perinatal loss each year in the U.S?
    • A. 

      30-35%

    • B. 

      20-25%

    • C. 

      10-15%

  • 2. 
    The greatest incidence of perinatal loss is found among which group?
    • A. 

      Miscarriage (spontaneous & therapeutic)

    • B. 

      Stillbirth

    • C. 

      Neonatal death

  • 3. 
    Of the top five causes of stillbirth and neonatal death which of the causes is most common?
    • A. 

      Congenital anomalies

    • B. 

      Complications of pregnancy

    • C. 

      Respiratory distress syndrome

    • D. 

      Disorders related to low birth weight and short gestation

    • E. 

      Complications of placenta, umbilical cord and membranes

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the top five causes of spontaneous abortion?
    • A. 

      Chromosomal abnormalities

    • B. 

      Infections

    • C. 

      Substance abuse

    • D. 

      Immunologic factors

    • E. 

      Genetic factors

  • 5. 
    Which of these pregnant women is at greatest risk for perinatal loss?
    • A. 

      42 year old women with a history of previous perinatal loss

    • B. 

      30 year old women with no job and limited family support

    • C. 

      28 year old women with a demanding and stressful job

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not one of the stages of grief found in the Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle Model?
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Denial

    • C. 

      Awareness

    • D. 

      Depression

    • E. 

      Acceptance

  • 7. 
    Which of the following examples of nursing care is NOT appropriate for the care of a family dealing with perinatal grief?
    • A. 

      Offer emotional support by being attentive to the needs of the mother and family- extend visiting hours/amount of visitors to allow for needed family support

    • B. 

      Help create memories of the baby-hand and foot prints, photos, lock of hair, etc

    • C. 

      Spend limited time caring for the grieving family; insensitive responses to families feelings or questions regarding their loss

  • 8. 
    According to the literature, which of these women dealing with a perinatal loss experience a more difficult and extensive grieving time?
    • A. 

      27 year old women with one live child, a spontaneous abortion at 18 weeks and minimal social support.

    • B. 

      38 year old women with no live children who underwent IVF for this pregnancy and delivers a stillbirth at 35 weeks with a history of miscarriage.

    • C. 

      34 year old women with two live children who chooses therapeutic abortion due to chromosomal abnormalities.

  • 9. 
    Caregivers of families dealing with perinatal grief also need support as it is common for care providers to deal with guilt, sadness, and emotional stress due to their involvement with the perinatal loss?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following can help to offer support for the caregiver in a situation of perinatal loss?
    • A. 

      In-services regarding perinatal loss and tips on counseling grieving families

    • B. 

      Attitude of teamwork and support amongst staff to assist the caregivers dealing with the stress of caring for families dealing with perinatal loss

    • C. 

      Proper staffing of nursing units to allow for adequate time to care for these families as extra care and attention are often needed.

    • D. 

      All of the above

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