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Psychological aspects

Midwives’ perceptions of their role as facilitators of informed choice in antenatal screening

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed,BSc(Hons),PhD(Lecturer)a,n, LouiseD.Bryant,BSc(Hons),PhD(Lecturer)a, Phyllis Cole,RN,RM,DPSM(PublicHealthLeadforMaternity) A b s t r a c t Objective: to explore midwives’perceptions oft heir role as facilitators of informed choice in antenatal screening. Design: qualitative. Setting: community midwives,Yorkshire and Humberregion,UK. Participants: community midwives offering antenatals creening(n¼15). Method: semi-structured interviews analysed using Thematic Analysis. Findings:

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Attitudes towards prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy in British Pakistani parents and relatives of children with recessive conditions in the UK

Authors: S. Ahmed1*, M. Ahmed2, S. M. Sharif2, E. Sheridan2 and G. R. Taylor3 ABSTRACT Objective To compare British Pakistani parents’ and their relatives’ attitudes to prenatal testing (PND) and termination of pregnancy (TOP) for a range of conditions. Method A total of 222 British Pakistani participants: 117 parents of

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Is advice incompatible with autonomous informed choice? Womens perceptions of advice in the context of antenatal screening: a qualitative study

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed PhD,* Louise D. Bryant PhD,* Zahra Tizro PhD and Darren Shickle MD* Abstract Background Patient autonomy in antenatal screening is a high priority for policy developers in many countries. Objective This paper presents womens understandings of how health professionals should facilitate informed screening choices with an emphasis

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Decisions About Testing and Termination of Pregnancy for Different Fetal Conditions: A Qualitative Study of European White and Pakistani Mothers of Affected Children

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed & Jenny Hewison & Josephine M. Green & Howard S. Cuckle & Janet Hirst & Jim G. Thornton Abstract The aim of this study is to explore reasons for and against prenatal testing and termination for a range of conditions in women from two different ethnic backgrounds.

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To What Extent do Faith and Religious Identity Decision-Making and Ante-Natal Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Authors: Karl Atkin, Shenaz Ahmed, Jenny Hewison and Josephine M. Green Abstract: When making decisions about prenatal diagnosis, couples not only draw on their understanding of the condition but also broader aspects of their cultural identity. This article looks at how faith and religion mediate attitudes towards screening, prenatal diagnosis

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Attitudes to prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: a comparison of white and Pakistani women in the UK

Authors: Jenny Hewison1*, Josephine M. Green2, Shenaz Ahmed3, Howard S. Cuckle3, Janet Hirst3, Clare Hucknall3 and Jim G. Thornton4 Objectives To compare the attitudes of women from two different ethnic backgrounds to prenatal testing for a range of conditions, and to see if “clusters” of attitudes to different conditions could

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Attitude of Saudi families affected with hemoglobinopathies towards prenatal screening and abortion and the influence of religious ruling (Fatwa)

Authors: Fowzan S. Alkuraya and Ramzi A. Kilani* Department of Pediatrics, King Khaled University Hospital-King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Hemoglobinopathies are common inherited disorders in Saudi Arabia. Prenatal diagnosis for such diseases is specific and sensitive but not yet implemented in Saudi Arabia. Saudis are Muslims with a very

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