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När det inte blev som det var tänkt: en litteraturbaserad studie av kvinnors upplevelser av missfall
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
When it didn't become as it was meant to be : a literature-based study of women´s experiences of miscarriage (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Today approximately one pregnancy out of five ends with a miscarriage. The women who suffered miscarriages experienced a lot of mixed feelings. The nurse plays an important role for the affected women with regards to information and support. This study focuses to describe women's  actual experiences after at least one miscarriage, in order to make the nurses able to understand their feelings and reaction after a miscarriage.

Aim The aim of the study was to describe women's experiences of miscarriage before 22nd week.

Method A literature-based study based on analysis of ten qualitative articles was performed

Results The result are presented in three theme "A ruined world", "Anger of the own body" and "Unfulfilled expectations of the healthcare professionals".

Conclusion Many women became depressed after having been through a miscarriage. They felt a mix of emotions and they blamed themselves for what happened. The women need better support and information from the healthcare professionals. By supporting the women and giving them customized information, the nurses create a safer environment, which they need in the difficult situation they find themselves in after the miscarriage. In order to do this nurses need more knowledge about women's experiences of miscarriage to be able to understand their needs and to be able to support them in the best way possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
experiences, life experience, miscarriage, spontaneous abortion, women
Keyword [sv]
erfarenheter, livserfarenhet, missfall, spontan abort, kvinnor
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9170Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:907902
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-03-01Bibliographically approved

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