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POSITIVE PATIENT RESPONSES REGARDING THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO TREATMENT OF HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES WITH FETAL ANOMALIES
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Advances in prenatal screening and testing techniques are identifying fetal anomalies before delivery, therefore changing the course in pregnancy management. High-risk pregnancies with fetal anomalies may benefit from comprehensive evaluation from multiple disciplines promoting appropriate psychosocial assessments and patient decision-making. Therefore, fetal therapy centers aim for a multidisciplinary approach to treatment through the collaboration of different specialties. There is currently no evidence that patients prefer this evaluation strategy in fetal therapy settings. This qualitative study identifies patient impressions of the multidisciplinary approach, including aspects of individual and team meetings with physicians and staff, family support and follow-up management. A survey was mailed to previous patients, who received a full evaluation, from the Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati. The results indicate the majority of respondents endorse the multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Clear areas of recommendation for modification are follow-up management and emotional support from staff following the patient’s evaluation.
Authors :
GUSZKOWSKI, ANDREA JEAN
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Publisher :  University of Cincinnati / OhioLINK     Type :  text     Format :  -    
Date Detail :
2007
Subject :
fetal diagnosis, fetal therapy, fetal surgery, multidisciplinary diagnosis
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http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1179845686
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Languages :  English    
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