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dc.contributor.authorDue, C.en
dc.contributor.authorObst, K.en
dc.contributor.authorRiggs, D.en
dc.contributor.authorCollins, C.en
dc.date.issued2018en
dc.identifier.citationWomen and Birth, 2018; 31(4):331-338en
dc.identifier.issn1871-5192en
dc.identifier.issn1878-1799en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/118666-
dc.description.abstractDespite increased awareness of the psychological impact of pregnancy loss, a lack of recognition continues with regards to women's experiences. Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in supporting women following a pregnancy loss, yet to date only a relatively small body of research has examined women's experiences with healthcare providers.This paper seeks to contribute to the literature on women's engagement with healthcare professionals by exploring the experiences of an Australian sample.Fifteen heterosexual women living in South Australia were interviewed about their experiences of pregnancy loss. A thematic analysis was undertaken, focused on responses to one interview question that explored experiences with healthcare professionals.Three themes were identified. The first theme involved negative experiences with healthcare providers, and included four subthemes: (1) 'confusing and inappropriate language and communication', (2) 'the hospital environment', (3) 'lack of emotional care', and (4) 'lack of follow-up care'. Under the second theme of positive experiences, the sub-themes of (1) 'emotionally-engaged and present individual staff', and (2) 'the healthcare system as a whole' were identified. Finally, a third theme was identified, which focused holistically on the importance of healthcare professionals.The paper concludes by discussing the importance of training for healthcare professionals in supporting women who experience a pregnancy loss, and the need for further research to explore the experiences of other groups of people affected by pregnancy loss.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityClemence Due, Kate Obst, Damien W. Riggs, Catherine Collinsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rights© 2017 Australian College of Midwives. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectHealthcare professionals; Healthcare provision; Mental health; Pregnancy loss; Supporten
dc.titleAustralian heterosexual women's experiences of healthcare provision following a pregnancy lossen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030078528en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wombi.2017.11.002en
dc.identifier.pubid389193-
pubs.library.collectionPsychology publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS10en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidDue, C. [0000-0001-6485-6076]en
dc.identifier.orcidObst, K. [0000-0001-6976-9035]en
dc.identifier.orcidRiggs, D. [0000-0003-0961-9099]en
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