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Partner support during and after a traumatic birth

Munday, M.; (2010) Partner support during and after a traumatic birth. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).

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Abstract

Overview: This thesis looks at the role of social relationships in the lives of people who have experienced a traumatic event. Lack of social support has consistently been found to be associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the literature review examines the nature of the relationship by focusing on studies that have used longitudinal designs. The empirical paper explores social support provided by a partner for a specific trauma, namely traumatic childbirth; the qualitative study investigates couples' experiences of the support process within their relationships. Finally, the critical appraisal reflects on the research process and is intended to be a useful resource for other researchers investigating partner support and / or PTSD following childbirth.

Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Title:Partner support during and after a traumatic birth
Language:English
Additional information:Thesis in two volumes: volume 2 is restricted
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of)

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