© 1998

Understanding Pregnancy Loss

Perspectives and issues in care

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christine Moulder
    Pages 1-19
  3. Christine Moulder
    Pages 20-64
  4. Christine Moulder
    Pages 65-95
  5. Christine Moulder
    Pages 167-217
  6. Christine Moulder
    Pages 218-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-265

About this book


Stillbirth, miscarriage and termination of pregnancy are emotionally laden experiences, providing particular challenges for health professionals.
Based on original research, this book provides insight into subjective experience and professional response. It grows out of in-depth interviews with women and with the full range of health professionals who were significant in their care. These experiences are drawn upon to explore the dilemmas in providing good care, and to suggest ways in which practice might be improved.


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About the authors

CHRISTINE MOULDER BSc Econ, MSW, CQSW is a research fellow in the Centre for Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Sussex. Pregnancy loss has been the focus of her research and writing. The author of Miscarriage: Women's Experiences and Needs for Pandora Press (1990), she was also a member of the working party drawing up and revising the SANDS Guidelines on the management of stillbirth, miscarriage and termination of pregnancy and is an adviser to SANDS and the Miscarriage Association. Trained as a social worker, she has worked in the Health Service, for Social Services and in the voluntary sector.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Understanding Pregnancy Loss
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives and issues in care
  • Authors Christine Moulder
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-72145-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14674-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
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