The challenges for patients and sonographers when complex obstetric anomalies are identified

Shakes, Pieta, and Deslandes, Alison (2021) The challenges for patients and sonographers when complex obstetric anomalies are identified. Sonography, 8 (2). pp. 65-70.

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The prenatal identification of complex obstetric anomalies can present issues for expectant parents, sonographers and departments of obstetric ultrasound. The limitations of imaging technologies, ongoing fetal development and various interpretations of anomalies and prognosis create ambiguity. Complexity is further heightened by a lack of policies and training related to the communication of unexpected findings and support for sonographers who work with expectant parents during or after times of significant distress and trauma. This case report details challenges presented upon a third-trimester diagnosis of a complex obstetric anomaly agenesis of the corpus callosum and offers recommendations to reduce the negative psychosocial consequences of complex obstetric anomaly diagnosis.

Item ID: 71526
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 2054-6750
Keywords: sonography, obstetric, fetal anomaly, patient experience, prenatal diagnosis
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 00:34
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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