In the wild, when an elephant loses a baby, the mother and herd console one another as they mourn the loss of such a precious member of their community.

The Journey Through Bereavement (JTB) perinatal palliative care program was created to assist families in their time of need. JTB offers customized support to families who choose to continue a pregnancy after receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for their baby. Through collaboration with patients, caregivers and chaplains, families in the JTB program receive guidance from a dedicated Nurse Navigator through each palliative phase of care.

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We Need Your Expertise and Caring

We’re looking for compassionate nurses with the desire to work in perinatal palliative care. The families in our program will look to you as their advocate, counselor, friend, and so much much more. The Journey Through Bereavement program helps families plan ahead as much as possible and, regardless of the situation, strives to facilitate an experience that enables families to cherish every moment they have with their child. We will provide you with training, support materials and a network of resources so you are able to confidently provide the best care to our loving families.

Nurse Navigator Patient Support Opportunities:

  • Offer support from the time of diagnosis through to the baby’s birth, life and passing

  • Facilitate personalized birth planning

  • Palliative care planning and hospice arrangements, if needed

  • Assist in preparation for the baby and family

  • Provide emotional support via phone and email

  • Create mementos for families in remembrance of their child

  • Attend Memorial Service or Celebration of Life

  • Coordinate with community partners to assist families with their service needs

  • Seek opportunities for giving

  • Share recommendations and referrals when applicable

Cathy was our guardian angel. She stayed with me, prayed with me, and comforted me.

Brittney & David Bottoms