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Fiona Ross

Poor organisational cultures erode compassionate care

Twenty years ago, my third baby died at 34 weeks. It was a terrible shock, having had two normal pregnancies, one of which was a home birth. That evening, feeling exhausted, emotionally numb with no cot beside me, I wasn’t prepared for the well meaning midwife who came and stood at the end of the bed and reeled off Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief.

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