Informed Consent for Catholic Hospital Obstetric Patients Regarding the Effects of Doctrine on Care

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Investigator: Lori R. Freedman, MA
Sponsor: Greenwall Foundation, The

Location(s): United States

Description

While there is much debate regarding religion and the beginning of life, the patient’s perspective on the treatment of miscarriages has largely been absent.  With expanding Catholic health network ownership and a potentially restricted provider list in light of ACA, how Catholic doctrine affects the treatment and care of women during a miscarriage will be an important issue. One of the goals of this project is to develop and validate a meaningful informed consent tool that can convey specific differences of Catholic hospital ob-gyn care to prenatal patients.