Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage in the Emergency Department

Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage in the Emergency Department

Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage in the Emergency Department

Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage in the Emergency Departments

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Référence bibliographique [21412]

Larivière-Bastien, Danaë, deMontigny, Francine et Verdon, Chantal. 2019. «Women’s Experiences of Miscarriage in the Emergency Department ». Journal of Emergency Nursing, vol. 45, no 6, p. 670-676.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«The aim of this study was to examine women’s experiences of miscarriage in the emergency department to identify specific characteristics of care management that may have contributed to their difficulties.» (p. 674)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de 48 femmes provenant de différentes régions du Québec. Les participantes ont été recrutées auprès de 4 départements d’urgence.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé

«The experience of miscarriage is a complex phenomenon influenced by many factors. Emergency nurses can improve emergency care for women experiencing miscarriage by listening to their concerns and providing accurate and sufficient information to reduce the physical and psychological effects on individuals, couples, and families.» (p. 675) «Respondents identified lack of information throughout the process as a recurrent factor that exacerbated the already-difficult nature of this event. […] The insights from this study can be used to devise nursing strategies to improve the quality, frequency, and content of information transmitted during the miscarriage process. Although lack of information negatively influenced participants’ experiences in different ways, they shared the belief that having more information would have alleviated their difficulties. [Moreover, some emergency department] characteristics make it a challenging place for nurses to care for women experiencing miscarriages; these include the short time allocated for triage and long wait times, among others. [Also, although] patients in general often report not receiving enough information in emergency departments, this is particularly problematic for women experiencing miscarriages who are under intense and sudden emotional stress and for whom information is vital to gaining a sense of control over events; hence, the great value in nurses’ providing clear and detailed information for this population.» (p. 674)