An Esoteric Grief: A Classic Grounded Theory Study on the Impact of Pregnancy Loss on Christian Individuals

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2023-05-02
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Green, Sarah
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Miscarriage is a grief often marked by silent suffering. This interview-based study implements Glaserian grounded theory to begin a conversation with nineteen Christian participants about their personal pregnancy losses. Their stories hinge on the healthcare system, faith, personal reactions and reflections, and the responses of others. All four lenses emerged as prominent themes from the interview data. Through these various lenses, interviewees consistently revealed that the silent sufferer seeks to be heard, and amidst their grief, the hidden and hurting desperately need to be seen. This ought to transform how one approaches the suffering of others as their friend, family member, physician, policy maker, or fellow sufferer.

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Pregnancy Loss. Miscarriage. Grief. Parents.
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