Dreams that never came true: Counselling/psychotherapy after miscarriage.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90352
Title:
Dreams that never came true: Counselling/psychotherapy after miscarriage.
Authors:
Gomes-Harris, Vicnolia
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to evaluate the need for a miscarriage counselling/psychotherapy service for women who have experienced a first trimester miscarriage in this local hospital area. It is hoped that with early counselling/psychotherapy, much of the psychological effect associated with bereavement will be addressed early on. This will hopefully allay many anxieties for future pregnancies and health. A phenomenological method was used to analyse the data obtained from the interviews. The researcher had hoped to interview about fifteen to twenty women. Limited time allowed for five interviews to take place. The research has allowed the researcher to monitor the practice at her place of work and to evaluate care given by professional staff. It is hoped that medical professional staff involved in the care of women experiencing a first trimester miscarriage will understand women’s feelings towards their loss. The findings suggest that women experience miscarriage as a traumatic event and that medically and socially it is treated as a non-event. The researcher hopes to recommend a policy that may improve understanding and care for all women and maybe their partners, following a first trimester miscarriage. It is recommended that a counselling/psychotherapeutic service be available to women who have suffered an early pregnancy loss.
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90352
Type:
Thesis
Language:
null
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorGomes-Harris, Vicnoliaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T13:18:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T13:18:33Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90352-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the need for a miscarriage counselling/psychotherapy service for women who have experienced a first trimester miscarriage in this local hospital area. It is hoped that with early counselling/psychotherapy, much of the psychological effect associated with bereavement will be addressed early on. This will hopefully allay many anxieties for future pregnancies and health. A phenomenological method was used to analyse the data obtained from the interviews. The researcher had hoped to interview about fifteen to twenty women. Limited time allowed for five interviews to take place. The research has allowed the researcher to monitor the practice at her place of work and to evaluate care given by professional staff. It is hoped that medical professional staff involved in the care of women experiencing a first trimester miscarriage will understand women’s feelings towards their loss. The findings suggest that women experience miscarriage as a traumatic event and that medically and socially it is treated as a non-event. The researcher hopes to recommend a policy that may improve understanding and care for all women and maybe their partners, following a first trimester miscarriage. It is recommended that a counselling/psychotherapeutic service be available to women who have suffered an early pregnancy loss.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectMiscarriageen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.titleDreams that never came true: Counselling/psychotherapy after miscarriage.-
dc.typeThesisen
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