As a bereaved mother I come to Medicine X to explore solutions for how we support families after the death of a child. How can a participatory healthcare system cultivate a caring and supportive community around those in grief? The cultural status quo is that ‘babies don’t die’. Because babies don’t die, grief should be invisible and dissipate quickly. The Madness of Grief comes from silence and isolation. I envision a cultural shift in the way the bereaved are supported. Participatory health care has to be an integral and supportive part of the change.
Company/Affiliation: Stanford Medicine X