An Analysis of the Concept of Partnership in the Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment.

  title={An Analysis of the Concept of Partnership in the Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment.},
  author={Liying Ying and Alice Yuen Loke},
  journal={Journal of sex & marital therapy},
  volume={42 3},
The elements of a partnership in the couples undergoing infertility treatment are not well understood. This article aims to fill the gap by using Rodger's evolutionary method of concept analysis. The attributes of the concept partnership that were identified are a process of joint hardship, sharing, intracouple communication, and mutual support. The antecedents are love and attraction for each other, agreement, and interpersonal skills. The consequences are marital benefit, improvement in… CONTINUE READING
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