Join us for the next PLIDA webinar!  "Managing Ambiguity: Caring for a mother experiencing a stillbirth" presented by Natasha Nurse-Clark, PhD, RN. The webinar is provided by PLIDA's DEI Committee and sponsored by Walk With Me.  *This was originally presented at IPBC 2022 in Denver, so if you didn't have the opportunity to attend in-person at the conference, now is the perfect time to watch this encore presentation!




  • PLIDA Members and 2022 IPBC attendees*FREE, but registration is required!
    • * A discount code to conference attendees that are not PLIDA members will be sent through the registration platform.
  • Non-Members: $25.00 

Session Description:

In this webinar Dr. Natasha Nurse-Clarke will present the results of a recent dissertation study aimed at describing and conceptualizing the experiences and processes involved when labor and delivery nurses provide care to women experiencing a stillbirth. The theory, Managing Ambiguity, emerged as the basic social process of how nurses struggle to care for a mother whose baby was stillborn. This theoretical underpinning summed up the substance of what was occurring when nurses cared for a mother experiencing a stillbirth and was characterized in three different categories as Experiencing a spectrum of emotions, Managing the ambiguous patient, and Managing institutional ambiguity.

Speaker Bio:

Natasha Nurse-Clarke, RN, PhD, is a Registered Nurse with a background in neonatal nursing and grief counseling. She has experience facilitating a Bereavement Support Group for families experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. Dr. Nurse-Clarke currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Lehman College, CUNY in the Bronx NY. Dr. Nurse-Clarke holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, CUNY, a Master’s degree from SUNY Downstate School of Nursing, a Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Grief Counseling from Brooklyn, College, CUNY and a PhD in Nursing from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has received multiple educational grants and scholarships and has presented at multiple conferences and speaking engagements. Dr. Nurse-Clarke has deep interests in online education, perinatal bereavement support, and adolescent health and advocacy. Dr. Nurse-Clarke is also active in various associations including Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.


Webinar Details:

  • CEU's will not be available.

  • Registrants will receive Zoom call-in information by 5pm the day before the webinar session (December 7, 2022).

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