Coping with grief after involuntary pregnancy loss: perspectives of African American women.

@article{Van2003CopingWG,
  title={Coping with grief after involuntary pregnancy loss: perspectives of African American women.},
  author={Paulina Van and Afaf Ibrahim Meleis},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          28-39
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To present the coping strategies used by African American women following their miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, fetal deaths, and still-births, which the authors have termed involuntary pregnancy losses or IPLs. DESIGN Semistructured audiotaped interviews; grounded theory methods used to collect and analyze the data. SETTING Urban community-based sites in the Western United States. PARTICIPANTS 20 African American adult women who reported a history of involuntary pregnancy… CONTINUE READING

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