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Infant relinquishment through adoption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7989065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The confidential nature of adoption and the stigma associated with out-of-wedlock pregnancies have limited the number of studies of infant relinquishment. Birthmothers' feelings of loss and grief have not been widely acknowledged. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of 12 women who had relinquished their infants for adoption. Data were collected using open-ended questions to describe the experiences. Type of adoption influenced the experience of infant relinquishment. Four themes represented the process of relinquishment.
J L Lauderdale; J S Boyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Image--the journal of nursing scholarship     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0743-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Image J Nurs Sch     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-12     Completed Date:  1995-01-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8400753     Medline TA:  Image J Nurs Sch     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Adoption / psychology*
Decision Making
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
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