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FERNANDEZ-ALCANTARA, Manuel; CRUZ-QUINTANA, Francisco; PEREZ-MARFIL, Nieves  and  ROBLES-ORTEGA, Humbelina. Psychological factors involved in perinatal grief. Index Enferm [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1-2, pp.48-52. ISSN 1699-5988.

Justification: Perinatal grief hasn't been recognized in the past, but now it's acquiring an appropriate statute. Objective: With this review, it is expected to point out and analyze the diverse variables that interact in perinatal grief. Methodology: For the articles selection process, data bases from SCOPUS, Medline and Web of Science were consulted. After the process, 48 references (from a total of 146) were obtained. Results: The analysis was grouped in four categories: the initial reactions to the loss, the difference between men and women, the most suitable interventions by sanitary staff, and the main problems which are present in their practise. Conclusion: A critical analysis about the situation of perinatal grief is made and the development of new ways of research.

Keywords : Perinatal death; Perinatal grief; Stillbirth; Review.

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