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Death Stud. 1999 Apr-May;23(3):257-70.

The relationship of attachment theory and perinatal loss.

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University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Abstract

Perinatal loss has recently received attention in the literature that presents it as different from other types of losses. Perinatal loss, or the loss of an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, is a significant problem that may be best understood when viewed through the framework of attachment theory. Recent advances in medical technology, including prenatal diagnostic procedures and resulting decisions have influenced issues of both perinatal attachment and loss, and have provided challenges for the clinician. This article presents a review of current theories and research on attachment and perinatal loss, and discusses how knowledge gained from this research may be integrated into clinical practice.

PMID:
10848154
DOI:
10.1080/074811899201073
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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