Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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