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Primary care considerations of miscarriage management
Shandalin Marks (author)Lela Zimmer (Thesis advisor)Connie Lapadat (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Victoria Stafford (Committee member)
Master of Science (MSc)
Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
Nearly 1 in 4 women experiencing a miscarriage during their child bearing years. This, coupled with the fact that many health care providers are communicating to these women that this is an insignificant event, has left many women feeling empty and even traumatized. As a result, the research is shows that these women are presenting with clinically high levels of anxiety and depression post miscarriage. Focusing on this, an investigation was undertaken to look at what the existing primary care approaches are to care are for women in their 20s and 30s who are experiencing depression and anxiety after a miscarriage. Using the Cochrane Collaboration method of reviewing, a systematic approach was taken to examine the literature pertaining to the investigation... .