Tools and Resources to Support Patient Choices
As a healthcare provider, you want to ensure your patient feels well-informed and can make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their philosophy of life. Carrying To Term offers a wealth of non-directive and evidence-based knowledge, resources, and tools to aid in your patients’ understanding of pregnancy continuation.
We explore the four cornerstones of fully informed choices: non-directive presentation of options, full understanding of options and outcomes, access to comprehensive and reliable resources, and philosophy of life.
We believe that, with your help, we can create change that improves the standard of care for all the parents who will also walk this path.
Parents fare the best when they are fully informed and equipped to make the right decision for their family.
Language & Communication
This trigger-conscious resource was created to help patients grow their knowledge of diagnoses and relevant terminology with the goal of enhancing doctor-patient conversations.
This guide will help you ensure you’re using empathetic, supportive language and communicating diagnoses in a way that validates your patients’ emotions.
This article provides guidance on examining your approach, tone, and impact of your language to ensure more empowering and compassionate patient conversations.
Ongoing Patient Support
Families facing a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition need consistency during their prenatal care. This resource provides valuable guidance to help ease stress and improve patient experiences.
The pregnancy journey is unique for those facing a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition. This insight from a parent can help providers understand patients’ perspectives and adjust their approach.
Patients and their providers have to make many decisions amid labor, delivery, and postpartum care. Creating a birth plan together can help ensure you understand your patient’s wishes.