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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Chronic Sorrow

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Title: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Chronic Sorrow
Author: Larochelle, Karen
Supervisor: Reekie, Manuela
Subject Keywords Recurrent Pregnancy Loss;Miscarriage;Chronic Sorrow
Issue Date: 2012-09-30
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-11-11
Abstract: Recurrent pregnancy loss refers to three or more consecutive miscarriages and affects an estimated 1% of conceiving couples. This paper examines recurrent pregnancy loss in relation to the middle-range nursing theory of chronic sorrow using a comprehensive literature review with autobiographical narrative as an exemplar, and includes a practice innovation designed for women experiencing pregnancy loss. The author suggests chronic sorrow is a normal response to recurrent pregnancy loss that gives validity to these women’s grief experiences, which nurses are well placed to assess for and address.
Affiliation: Nursing, School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43576
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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