Title

Improving nursing care of women who suffer miscarriage

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2010

Semester

Summer

Advisor

LaManna, Jacqueline

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

College

College of Nursing

Degree Program

Nursing

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

LDP0022620

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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