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The unifying difference: dyadic coping with spontaneous abortion among religious Jewish couples.
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PMID:  20065308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study we examined the meaning of abortion in the religious Jewish sector on both the individual and the couple levels. In a qualitative, descriptive, interpretive-narrative study, semistructured interviews were conducted with five religious couples. Both members of each couple were interviewed separately. The findings show that although both members of the couple experienced spontaneous abortion as a loss, each expressed it in different ways and thus perceived it differently in the couple relationship. Men who demonstrated the ability to bypass their own pain and made an effort to respond to their partners' distress motivated the women's exit from the isolation cycle, and contributed to a sense of dyadic cohesion and to creating a meaning for their "togetherness." These findings are discussed in the context of research and theoretical literature that deal with bereavement and mourning processes, and with constructing meaning for a pregnancy-related loss.
Yaira Hamama-Raz; Shirley Hemmendinger; Eli Buchbinder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-12     Completed Date:  2010-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-61     Citation Subset:  T    
Arial University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / psychology*
Adaptation, Psychological*
Interviews as Topic
Judaism / psychology*
Spouses / psychology*
Young Adult

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