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The EKC-Model Provides Empathy, Knowledge and Care for Women that Encounter Health issues During the Reproductive Life
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (Reproduktiv perinatal och sexuell hälsa)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2577-1632
Fakultet for helsevitenskap, Institutt for sykepleievitenskap – Vestfold, University College of Southeast, Norway.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Gynecology & Clinical Practices, ISSN 2394-4986, Vol. 3, 121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The EKC model (Empathy, Knowledge and Care) provides the necessary empathy, knowledge andcare for the women who encounter health issues during their reproductive life. This approach to caring requires that healthcare workers are knowledgeable in order to confirm that a patient has suffered a miscarriage or a IUFD (Intra-uterine fetus death). Through understanding and training in the EKC model the healthcare professional increases their ability to be sympathetic and empathetic to a patient’s needs. The workers get training in sexual and reproductive health in order to intimately understand how they affect the lives of individuals and their families.                                                                            l

Sexual and reproductive health is a cross-sectional science that includes medicine, psychology, sociology and the caring sciences. Some of the more commonly experienced issues are in the areas of spontaneous abortion, miscarriages, invitrofertilization and adoption. Issues such as sexual abuse and violence towards women is another issue that is treatable with the EKC model. Pregnant women with diabetes type 1 fall under “maternity and diabetes” issues.

Intimate knowledge about how the grieving process works is essential to be able to provide the necessary support to the patient. It is possible that the support will give them the courage and motivation to try and conceive again. One key aspect of the EKC model is to provide open and clear communication between the healthcare personnel and the patient, whether that communication is done face-to-face or otherwise. The structured EKC conversation provides a viable tool to help healthcare professionals assist their patients in coming to terms and resolving their loss.

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Bangalore, India: Graphy Publications , 2016. Vol. 3, 121
Keyword [en]
EKC-Model, Reproductive life, Empathy, Knowledge, Care, Endometrios
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Nursing
Research subject
Nursing Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52314DOI: 10.15344/2394-4986/2016/121OAI: diva2:971567
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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