Improving nursing care of women who suffer miscarriage
This literature review explored health care system experiences of women who miscarried. Particular attention was placed on the women's psychological well-being including coping and, grief needs along with cultural concerns. The findings indicated a need for future qualitative research to be conducted in order to examine the lived experience of women who miscarry. With new advanced home diagnostic technologies allowing women to confirm pregnancy before their first missed menstrual period, future research must place focus on early pregnancy loss occurring before the 12th week of gestation. With pregnancies capable of being identified prior to establishment of formal prenatal care, there is a need to provide better support and counseling services in the ambulatory setting. Additionally, in an effort to optimize pregnancy outcomes, perinatal care guidelines must include preconception counseling for all women of childbearing age. Lastly, the phenomenon of miscarriage requires further examination from the male partner's perspective in order to improve overall nursing care within an event that affects a family.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Sullivan, Kelly, "Improving nursing care of women who suffer miscarriage" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1096.