School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
miscarriage, miscarriage in the emergency setting, miscarriage aftercare emotional needs in miscarriage, psychosocial miscarriage, follow-up for miscarriage
Brown, Ashley Luanne Kay, "Measures Clinicians in the Urgent and Emergent Settings Can Use to Increase Psychosocial Support and Patient Satisfaction After Miscarriage: An Integrative Review" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4668.
In the United States, about one in four women will experience miscarriage and pregnancy loss sometime in their life. Miscarriage is a common and distressing event with significant physical and emotional consequences for women. Prompt and appropriate psychosocial support during the acute phase of miscarriage is essential for the well-being of patients and can positively impact their long-term recovery. However, urgent and emergent care settings often lack standardized protocols and guidelines for addressing the psychosocial needs of women who experience a miscarriage. The purpose of this integrative review is to provide clinicians in urgent and emergency settings with the tools to help women experiencing miscarriage with comprehensive psychosocial care. This integrative review examines the measures that clinicians in urgent and emergent settings can employ to enhance psychosocial support and patient satisfaction following a miscarriage. This review integrates evidence from various sources, including scholarly articles, systematic reviews, and clinical guidelines, to identify effective measures that clinicians can employ to improve psychosocial support and patient satisfaction after miscarriage. Clinical guidelines need to be better developed to focus on psychosocial aspects of miscarriage care. Additionally, further research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of these measures in different healthcare settings.
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