PLIDA supports health care practitioners and parent advocates in their efforts to improve care for families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy.
PLIDA’s overriding goal is to support those whose work supports bereaved families.
PLIDA serves this mission and accomplishes this vision by
- Being a professional membership organization for health care practitioners and parent advocates
- Providing opportunities for members to share support, resources, and information on implementing the highest standards of perinatal bereavement care (http://www.plida.org/members/video/)
- Developing and maintaining educational resources for members only, along with a members-only networking space (http://www.plida.org/members/)
- Collaborating with allied organizations
- Producing position statements on the emotional aspects of perinatal bereavement care in clinical settings (http://www.plida.org/position-statements/)
- Producing practice guidelines that illustrate relationship-based bereavement care (http://www.plida.org/position-statements/practice-guidlines/)
- Maintaining a comprehensive list of resources online (http://www.plida.org/members/resources/)
- Sponsoring a biennial international conference (perinatalbereavementconference.org )
- Promoting the provision of comprehensive care for bereaved families after a loss and throughout the continuum of childbearing