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Pregnancy termination for genetic indications: the impact on families.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6515519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results are presented from a study of the experiences of families in which mothers terminated a pregnancy following detection of a serious defect in the fetus. Responses indicate that even very young children and those sheltered from knowledge of the event showed reactions to their parents' distress and maternal absence. Younger children may experience particular difficulties in coping with complete information about such a complex decision. Recommendations are made for social work service before, during, and after hospitalization for the pregnancy termination.
R M Furlong; R B Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in health care     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0098-1389     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Health Care     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-04     Completed Date:  1985-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603729     Medline TA:  Soc Work Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-34     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / psychology*
Child, Preschool
Congenital Abnormalities* / diagnosis
Decision Making
Middle Aged
Prenatal Diagnosis
Stress, Psychological

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