The need for improved emotional support: A pilot online survey of Australian women's access to healthcare services and support at the time of miscarriage.
Jade E Bilardi, Gemma Sharp, Samantha Payne, Meredith J Temple-Smith
Women and Birth | Published : 2020
PROBLEM: Women need improved emotional support from healthcare professionals following miscarriage. BACKGROUND: Significant psychological morbidity can result following miscarriage and may be exacerbated by poor support experiences. Women frequently report high levels of dissatisfaction with healthcare support at this time. AIM: This study was developed to pilot a survey aimed at exploring women's access to healthcare services and support at the time of miscarriage. METHODS: Women over 18 years, residing in Australia, who had experienced a miscarriage in the past two years completed a 29-item online survey. FINDINGS: A total of 399 women completed the survey. Two key findings arose: 1) More ..View full abstract