University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

The practice gap in the care of women following successful infertility treatments: unasked research questions in midwifery and nursing.

Allan, H and Finnerty, G (2007) The practice gap in the care of women following successful infertility treatments: unasked research questions in midwifery and nursing. Hum Fertil (Camb), 10 (2). pp. 99-104.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight the gap between existing research evidence and nursing and midwifery practices in caring for women following successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), and to suggest directions for research within these disciplines. We argue that although the number of couples in the UK experiencing fertility problems has risen, 1.4% of all births in the UK are as the result of infertility treatments (HFEA, 2005/2006); yet there is little research into the experiences of motherhood for women who successfully achieve pregnancy following IVF or GIFT. Consequently, there is negligible research evidence for nurses and midwives practicing in this area, and British healthcare staff appear to be unaware of the specific needs of infertile women during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. In this paper we review the existing literature on this group of women, which falls into three areas: studies into the psychosocial development of the child conceived via IVF/GIFT/donor insemination; comparative studies into experiences of women following successful infertility treatment and women who conceive naturally; and studies into the experiences of women following successful IVF treatment. We review this literature to argue for research into the needs of infertile women following successful IVF/GIFT, to inform evidence for practice.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Allan, Hh.allan@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Finnerty, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : June 2007
Identification Number : 10.1080/14647270601050320
Uncontrolled Keywords : Clinical Nursing Research, Female, Fertilization in Vitro, Great Britain, Humans, Infertility, Female, Midwifery, Obstetric Nursing, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, State Medicine
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:01
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 09:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/821918

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800