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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 473

Performance of healthcare providers in informing and educating women with experience of termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities


1 Department of Midwifery, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran
2 Reproductive Sciences and Sexual Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Date of Submission29-Nov-2021
Date of Decision21-Dec-2021
Date of Acceptance09-Apr-2022
Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2022

Correspondence Address:
Mahnaz Noroozi
Reproductive Sciences and Sexual Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnmr.ijnmr_442_21

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Kamranpour B, Noroozi M, Bahrami M. Performance of healthcare providers in informing and educating women with experience of termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2022;27:473

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Kamranpour B, Noroozi M, Bahrami M. Performance of healthcare providers in informing and educating women with experience of termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 26];27:473. Available from: https://www.ijnmrjournal.net/text.asp?2022/27/5/473/356045



Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the letter titled “Keeping women informed following pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality.” In answer to the questions posed, it seems that informational needs were treated as the least priority by healthcare providers in this situation. However, meeting the educational needs of women with experience of termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities will make it easier for them to adjust to this experience.[1] Also, continuous care after the termination of pregnancy and talking to healthcare providers to answer their questions play a significant role in women's sense of security.[2] There is a need to receive information at all stages, including the time of diagnosis, the time of termination of pregnancy, and the period after termination of pregnancy. It is necessary to mention that parents' educational needs vary according to the individual preferences and information-seeking priorities. Also, providing information and education by healthcare providers should be done understandably and tailored to their conditions. This increases parents, understanding of their new situation and adjustment to the existing conditions.[3] In this regard, the timing and manner of providing information and its continuity to reduce anxiety and increase the sense of security, significantly.[4] In addition, by knowing the cause of the incident and educating the parents about the risk factors, the subsequent pregnancy is better managed, reducing the probability of recurrence.[5] Therefore, taking care of women with experience of pregnancy termination due to fetal abnormalities need a broad and comprehensive approach evaluating their needs, including informational and educational needs, are an integral part of the care process so that effective and efficient interventions could be planned.

Financial support and sponsorship

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.

Conflicts of interest

Nothing to declare.



 
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Maguire M, Light A, Kuppermann M, Dalton VK, Steinauer JE, Kerns JL. Grief after second-trimester termination for fetal anomaly: A qualitative study. Contraception 2015;91:234-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Asplin N, Wessel H, Marions L, Öhman SG. Pregnant women's perspectives on decision-making when a fetal malformation is detected by ultrasound examination. Sex Reprod Healthc 2013;4:79-84.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Korenromp MJ, Page-Christiaens GC, van den Bout J, Mulder EJ, Visser GH. Adjustment to termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly: A longitudinal study in women at 4, 8, and 16 months. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;201:160.el-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Asplin N, Wessel H, Marions L, Öhman SG. Pregnant women's experiences, needs, and preferences regarding information about malformations detected by ultrasound scan. Sex Reprod Healthc 2012;3:73-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Marokakis S, Kasparian NA, Kennedy SE. Parents' perceptions of counselling following prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract: A qualitative study. BJU Int 2017;119:474-81.  Back to cited text no. 5
    




 

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