Concealed pregnancy: a case-study approach from an Irish setting

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305217
Title:
Concealed pregnancy: a case-study approach from an Irish setting
Authors:
Conlon, Catherine
Publisher:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Issue Date:
Apr-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305217
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This study arose out of interested and concerned observations of social work and crisis pregnancy counselling and support staff attached to the antenatal and maternity departments of an Irish rural-based general hospital. Staff noted a recurring incidence in social work caseloads of women attending for antenatal care later than recommended guidelines, often having made no or limited disclosure of the pregnancy to significant others. These cases were considered to come within the staff’s understanding of ‘concealed pregnancies’. Discussions with colleagues in other areas of the antenatal and maternity services indicated particular issues, concerns and challenges arising in meeting the needs of women in such circumstances. This led to a research initiative, in partnership with the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, to gain a deeper understanding of concealed pregnancy. A primary objective of the research would be to generate recommendations to guide and inform the planning and development of a national policy and framework of services responding to concealed pregnancy in medical, social, counselling and support services settings throughout Ireland.
Keywords:
UNWANTED PREGNANCY
Series/Report no.:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency report; No. 15
ISSN:
1905199066

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConlon, Catherineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-11T17:30:19Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-11T17:30:19Z-
dc.date.issued2006-04-
dc.identifier.issn1905199066-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305217-
dc.descriptionThis study arose out of interested and concerned observations of social work and crisis pregnancy counselling and support staff attached to the antenatal and maternity departments of an Irish rural-based general hospital. Staff noted a recurring incidence in social work caseloads of women attending for antenatal care later than recommended guidelines, often having made no or limited disclosure of the pregnancy to significant others. These cases were considered to come within the staff’s understanding of ‘concealed pregnancies’. Discussions with colleagues in other areas of the antenatal and maternity services indicated particular issues, concerns and challenges arising in meeting the needs of women in such circumstances. This led to a research initiative, in partnership with the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, to gain a deeper understanding of concealed pregnancy. A primary objective of the research would be to generate recommendations to guide and inform the planning and development of a national policy and framework of services responding to concealed pregnancy in medical, social, counselling and support services settings throughout Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCrisis Pregnancy Agency reporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo. 15en_GB
dc.subjectUNWANTED PREGNANCYen_GB
dc.titleConcealed pregnancy: a case-study approach from an Irish settingen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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