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Parents' experiences, reactions and needs regarding a nonviable fetus diagnosed at a second trimester routine ultrasound.

Ekelin, Maria LU ; Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth LU ; Nordström, Berit LU and Dykes, Anna-Karin LU (2008) In Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG 37(4). p.446-454
Abstract
Objective: To conceptualize women's and their partners' experiences and ways of handling the situation before, during, and after second trimester ultrasound examination with the diagnosis of a nonviable fetus. Design: A grounded theory study. Setting: A Swedish regional hospital. Participants: Nine women and 6 men (n=15) were interviewed within a year of the event. Results: The core category was Unexpected change in life. Four categories that were encompassed by the core category emerged: (a) Deceived by a false sense of security; (b) Confronting reality; (c) Grieving; and (d) Reorientation. Conclusion: These parents were unprepared for the diagnosis of a nonviable fetus. In addition to the crisis reaction, they realized that the sense of... (More)
Objective: To conceptualize women's and their partners' experiences and ways of handling the situation before, during, and after second trimester ultrasound examination with the diagnosis of a nonviable fetus. Design: A grounded theory study. Setting: A Swedish regional hospital. Participants: Nine women and 6 men (n=15) were interviewed within a year of the event. Results: The core category was Unexpected change in life. Four categories that were encompassed by the core category emerged: (a) Deceived by a false sense of security; (b) Confronting reality; (c) Grieving; and (d) Reorientation. Conclusion: These parents were unprepared for the diagnosis of a nonviable fetus. In addition to the crisis reaction, they realized that the sense of security they had experienced was false. As different care givers were involved, the need for a care plan was evident. Support from care givers was a very important factor. (Less)
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  author       = {Ekelin, Maria and Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth and Nordström, Berit and Dykes, Anna-Karin},
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  title        = {Parents' experiences, reactions and needs regarding a nonviable fetus diagnosed at a second trimester routine ultrasound.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00258.x},
  volume       = {37},
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