The human responses and nursing diagnoses of those living with infertility: a qualitative systematic review

Joana Romeiro, Sílvia Caldeira*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To systematically retrieve, critique, and synthesize patients’ human responses about living with infertility and identify possible related nursing diagnoses according to NANDA-I. METHODS: Systematic review of qualitative nursing studies. FINDINGS: A total of 39 papers were included, 49 human responses, and 77 potential infertility-related nursing diagnoses were identified across three themes. Main foci matching nursing diagnosis were related to spiritual well-being, spiritual distress, and resilience. CONCLUSIONS: Patients respond to infertility in a variety of ways and this raises the need for a more effective, holistic, and accurate nursing diagnosis. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The accuracy of the nursing diagnosis is critical in raising the quality of the nursing process and in meeting infertile patients’ circumstances and care expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-189
Number of pages17
JournalInternational journal of nursing knowledge
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Infertility
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Review
  • Standardized nursing terminology

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