If you are a hospital interested in exploring the benefits of membership with us, please get in touch and we’ll tell you how you can do that.
As a patient, it’s important that you know your health care providers will almost certainly have wanted the best for you. Busy wards and departments, huge waiting times for some clinics and the difficulty in getting an appointment in the first place, all take their toll. Every experience of ectopic pregnancy impacts on the woman, her partner and members of her wider family and friends to different degrees.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust has, for more than 10 years, been collecting data on the experiences of those who are managed and treated for ectopic pregnancy, through an ongoing research questionnaire.
This has generated a vast amount of both qualitative and quantitative data, much of which can be used as indicators to the profession. In particular it gives great insight in to the things people find helpful in their care and treatment during what they describe as a particularly difficult time in their lives. You may wish to share this with your health care provider as part of your psychological recovery.
Our research has helped to establish a very clear indication that patients who receive sensitively delivered, accurate information about their condition, treatment options and what it actually means to them in both the short and long term are able to recover physically and emotionally more completely and in a shorter time frame.
To assist professionals involved in the counselling of patients at the point where a treatment option has been agreed, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust has developed a suite of literature, which is supplied to our hospital members to give to their patients in the form of pre-packed treatment information packs.
If you think that your hospital might not be a hospital member of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust then please consider making your hospital aware of the scheme.
Hospital members also receive preferential invitations to attend our annual conference on the Management of Early Pregnancy Complications. More detailed information about the leaflets we provide can be located here
You are welcome to view our questionnaire and to use our training presentation on the psychological impact of ectopic pregnancy (below). It is copyright to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust© 2004 but may be used or reproduced, without alteration by the medico nursing profession or other interested parties, for the purposes of training and education.
The Psychological Impact Of Ectopic Pregnancy
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