Friday, 12 August 2016

Bereavement Standards - Terminology Clarification on Fatal Foetal Abnormality

This photo, taken by an AIMSI committee member, is from the Bereavement Standards Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death which was launched on August 10, 2016 and attended by AIMSI.

Contrary to belief within some circles, the term 'fatal fetal abnormality/anomaly' IS IN THE DOCUMENT, where it is explained (see photo) that there is no legal, medical, ethical or 'right' way to refer to these tragic cases. The point was also made by each of the speakers (Dr Ciaran Browne, Mr Tony O'Brien & Minister Simon Harris) that there is no symbolism in the language used and the terms are interchangeable and self determined. Indeed, each of the speakers used various terminology throughout the launch.

Hope this clears up any misinformation. ‪#‎bereavmentstandards‬ ‪#‎FFA‬ ‪#‎tfmrireland‬

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