'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={Robin M Simpson and Robert Bor},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 Pt 2},
  pages={255-72}
}
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