The Lived Experience of Women Who Underwent Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD) in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303817
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Women Who Underwent Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD) in Taiwan
Author(s):
Lee, Tsorng-yeh; Chao, Shih-Ching; Liu, Ying-Chun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambada beta
Author Details:
Tsorng-yeh Lee, PhD, tsylee@yorku.ca; Shih-Ching Chao, MSN, RN; Ying-Chun Liu, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: The care of women who had experienced IUFD is insufficient in Taiwan. The post-mortem management by most medical practitioners and family members is rather imprudent. Only a few people concerned about the fetus' human rights and the couples' feelings. Some couples in grieving of their lost child were even too sorrowful to see the remains of their baby or to keep any souvenir while felt regretted from time to time ever after. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of women who underwent IUFD in Taiwan

Methods: Seventeen participants were recruited through purposive sampling. The inclusion criteria were women who were: 1) more than 20 years old, 2) > 20 weeks gestational age, 3) married, 4) induced labor for IUFD. The data were collected during one-hour in-depth interviews, 2-4 weeks after delivery. Colaizzi's phenomenological methodology was used to analyse the data.

Results:

Eight themes were extracted from the interviewed data, they were: (1) the emotional fluctuation after loss of the fetus; (2) the reason for seeing or not seeing the body of the fetus; (3) unforgotten experience of induction of labor; (4) the appropriate management of the body of the fetus; (5) the meaning of the memorial; (6) more considerate for others after crying; (7) the change of emotion; and (8) the hope for following pregnancies.

Conclusion: The result of the study can facilitate the medical and nursing practitioners a better understanding of the psychological feeling of women who undergo IUFD. Considerate and caring policies, including bereavement services, should be developed in all hospitals in Taiwan to help women to cope perinatal loss.

Keywords:
Phenomenology; women; Intrauterine fetal death
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Women Who Underwent Intrauterine Fetal Death (IUFD) in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tsorng-yehen
dc.contributor.authorChao, Shih-Chingen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ying-Chunen
dc.contributor.departmentLambada betaen
dc.author.detailsTsorng-yeh Lee, PhD, tsylee@yorku.ca; Shih-Ching Chao, MSN, RN; Ying-Chun Liu, MSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303817-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The care of women who had experienced IUFD is insufficient in Taiwan. The post-mortem management by most medical practitioners and family members is rather imprudent. Only a few people concerned about the fetus' human rights and the couples' feelings. Some couples in grieving of their lost child were even too sorrowful to see the remains of their baby or to keep any souvenir while felt regretted from time to time ever after. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of women who underwent IUFD in Taiwan <p><b>Methods: </b>Seventeen participants were recruited through purposive sampling. The inclusion criteria were women who were: 1) more than 20 years old, 2) > 20 weeks gestational age, 3) married, 4) induced labor for IUFD. The data were collected during one-hour in-depth interviews, 2-4 weeks after delivery. Colaizzi's phenomenological methodology was used to analyse the data. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Eight themes were extracted from the interviewed data, they were: (1) the emotional fluctuation after loss of the fetus; (2) the reason for seeing or not seeing the body of the fetus; (3) unforgotten experience of induction of labor; (4) the appropriate management of the body of the fetus; (5) the meaning of the memorial; (6) more considerate for others after crying; (7) the change of emotion; and (8) the hope for following pregnancies. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The result of the study can facilitate the medical and nursing practitioners a better understanding of the psychological feeling of women who undergo IUFD. Considerate and caring policies, including bereavement services, should be developed in all hospitals in Taiwan to help women to cope perinatal loss.en
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.subjectIntrauterine fetal deathen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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