Health professionals' roles and practices in supporting women experiencing miscarriage: A qualitative study
Kirsten LB Jensen, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Jade E Bilardi
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Miscarriage can result in significant psychological morbidity. Research suggests health professionals play a role in shaping women's experience of miscarriage. AIMS: This study explored the views and practices of Australian health professionals in caring for women experiencing miscarriage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve health professionals from disciplines including medicine, midwifery and sonography were purposively sampled. Semi-structured interviews were recorded, transcribed and subjected to thematic analysis. RESULTS: Participants acknowledged miscarriage is often a distressing event associated with feelings of grief and failure. They believed women who conceived through in ..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
Dr Jade Bilardi is in receipt of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship No. 1013135.