Perinatal loss and Misscarriages Experiences
Women and their partners celebrate pregnancy with joy. However, not all outcomes of pregnancies are successful. Some couples experienced pregnancies’ losses such as through miscarriages, the born of deceased and even stillbirth babies that resulted to the experiences of grief. The period of mourning and grief following the loss or death or even poor prognosis of the infants is usually termed as bereavement. These experiences posed challenges to nurses’/midwives’ and other healthcare practitioners' (e.g. Doctors, religious advisors, psychologists, and etcs) in exercising ther roles in caring for the bereaved couples. In addition, husbands of the women are too faced with great challenges during this vulnerable period. Islam being the national religion and Malay being the dominant citizen in Brunei requires that the provision of healthcare, specifically nursing/midwifery care to be tailored to these needs. These include taking into account the Multicultural societies of Brunei in application of the Melayu Islam Beraja. Hence, this project highlight the significance of delivering cultural specific nursing/midwifery care in Brunei that uphold the ‘Melayu Islam Beraja’ as the country’s philosophy, and is in line with the aspiration of His Majesty the Sultan on becoming a country as ‘a zikir nation’. Therefore, the data from this project will have significant implications for developing educational and health intervention programs targeted at helping couples and their family experiencing pregnancy loss. This project is jointly led by Dr. Siti Mazidah from Faculty of Art and Social Sciences and Dr. Khadizah from PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam with other research experts fromARSB IHS, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS) and the Ministry of Health.
Application invited for: 1 MA from FASS, 1 MHSc Midwifery (already taken), and 1 PhD Midwifery