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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Nicolaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Tomen_UK
dc.description.abstractAims and objectives: To consider the effectiveness of current models of patient-centred infertility care. Background: Patient centredness is defined as one of six key dimensions of quality of care. In the field of infertility, a new interaction model of patient-centred infertility care is proposed. Despite positive moves, this model reveals shortcomings in knowledge about the lived experience of infertility and lacks the shift in attitudes and approach that effective patient-centred care requires. Design: The study has a qualitative research design. Nine women living with and through infertility participated in online life-story interviews. Methods: Data were analysed using a layered strategy influenced by the voice-centred relational method, emphasising narrative content, form and function. Results: Women reveal a complex experience. Three key themes were found: Approaching the clinic narratives are infused with personal expectations while deeply reflective of cultural expectations and social norms. Relatedness recognises women's experiences cannot be neatly separated into distinct domains. Liminality and infertility describes women's experiences lost in transition through and beyond infertility treatment. Conclusions: The current model of patient-centred infertility care requires further development. Women in this study found themselves lost in transition and irrespective of treatment failure or success. Conceptual development must embrace a relational understanding of patient's experience to ensure that patient-centred infertility care is realistic and relevant to patients, clinical staff and the system as a whole. Relevance to clinical practice: Psychosocial skills are recognised as core competences for fertility nurses. A relational conceptualisation of patient's experiences, living with and through infertility, provides further information for the development of staff and enhanced knowledge and practice skills.en_UK
dc.relationCunningham N & Cunningham T (2013) Women's Experiences of Infertility - Towards a Relational Model of Care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 (23-24), pp. 3428-3437.
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dc.subjectnurse–patient relationshipen_UK
dc.subjectnursing educationen_UK
dc.subjectpatient-centred careen_UK
dc.subjectquality of careen_UK
dc.subjectreproductive healthen_UK
dc.titleWomen's Experiences of Infertility - Towards a Relational Model of Careen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Clinical Nursingen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Health - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCunningham, Nicola|0000-0002-2699-8257en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCunningham, Tom|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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