Information for clinicians – Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard

Guidance for clinicians on the ten quality statements from the Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard, as well as helpful resources.

What clinicians need to know

The Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard includes ten quality statements (listed below) which describe the expected standard for key components of patient care. The standard explains what each quality statement means for clinicians to support decisions about appropriate care. It also outlines key considerations for clinicians in regards to cultural safety and equity in the provision of care.

A set of indicators is provided to support clinicians and healthcare services to monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in this clinical care standard, and to support local quality improvement activities.

What the quality statements mean for clinicians

Resources for clinicians

The resources below have been developed specifically for clinicians. You can also see our full list of implementation resources including guidance for healthcare services and resources for consumers.

See also the list of related resources for each quality statement.

  • 2022
    Fact sheet or brochure

    This resource lists the ten quality statements in the Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard and describes what each statement means for clinicians involved in providing care to women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, from preconception to after stillbirth or other form of perinatal loss. 

  • 2022
    Publication, report or update

    The Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard contains 10 quality statements and seven indicators to reduce unwarranted variation and improve the appropriateness of care for stillbirth prevention, and the quality of bereavement care following perinatal loss.