Emergency Health Care: Miscarriage Recently, I watched a television show, ER, in which a woman had had a miscarriage and had to receive an emergency procedure to remove the tissue left in her womb (Davids, 2001). The character being treated had continued on as if she were pregnant even though she was aware that she had miscarried, because of the fact that she was concerned that her family would treat her badly if they knew that she had lost her baby. The woman was from a culture that placed a high value on fertility. This affected not only how the patient acted towards her care, but also how she was treated by the staff at the hospital, who alternatively supported her and treated her with frustration. Based on this television show’s...The end:
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