The psychological impact of prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality: strategies for investigation and intervention.

@article{Zuskar1987ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact of prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality: strategies for investigation and intervention.},
  author={D M Zuskar},
  journal={Women & health},
  year={1987},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={91-103}
}
Though there are distinct technical advantages to medical advances allowing prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, the psychological impact of the use of these procedures has been given little consideration. While early detection of impairment may provide parents with an opportunity for emotional preparation, it also may precipitate a long period of distress. Toward the end of clarifying this indeterminate impact of prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality, the literature addressing the… CONTINUE READING