Creating a collaborative model of mental health counseling for the future

Infertility patients need emotional counseling for many purposes, all of which are beneficial to the health care team as well. Mental health professionals should be established members on that team.

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Authors

Alice D. Domar, Ph.D.

Volume 104, Issue 2, Pages 277-280

Abstract

Infertility patients report high levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms, leading to a variety of challenges for the health care team. These include the impact of patient distress on nurses and physicians, patient treatment termination, and potentially lower pregnancy rates. Integrating a mental health professional into the infertility treatment team has the potential to lower distress for patients, support staff, and clinicians, leading to increased patient retention and an easier working environment.

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