'I'm not picking up a heart-beat': Experiences of sonographers giving bad news to women during ultrasound scans.

@article{Simpson2001ImNP,
  title={'I'm not picking up a heart-beat': Experiences of sonographers giving bad news to women during ultrasound scans.},
  author={Rosie Simpson and Robert Bor},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 Part 2},
  pages={255-272}
}
This study explores the experiences of obstetric sonographers imparting diagnostic information which may be considered 'bad news' to expectant mothers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine sonographers at two London Hospitals to elicit their experiences of giving bad news. Themes which emerged then formed the basis for a quantitative survey of 180 practising obstetric sonographers in England. Their perception of what constitutes 'bad news' was examined. It was found that… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-9 of 9 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…