Impact of Stillbirth Crisis on the Family


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Impact of Stillbirth Crisis on the Family
Stillbirth refers to early pregnancy loss which occurs prior to 20 weeks gestation (
, 2006). The impact of stillbirth is manifested in a large range of emotional responses which extend to suicidal ideation and radical changes in family activities and roles (Hsu & Tseng, 2004). This paper will identify the relevance of the clinical situation, which will be analyzed in relation to peer-reviewed journal articles and their findings about how the issue of stillbirth impacts the family’s health. The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) will be used since it begins with a collaborative nurse-family approach and nursing assessment to evaluate the impact of illness or an issue...
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.....certain to emerge related to the next pregnancy.
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