Couvade Syndrome : what we know and what we can do : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
This discussion of couvade syndrome begins with an explanation of what couvade syndrome actually is and what all it involves. One must note that this thesis describes syndrome, not ritual couvade. After giving a thorough explanation of what the syndrome is, there is a review on three research projects that have been conducted. The first project discussed was conducted by Longabucco and Freston, the second by Clinton, and the third by Strickland. Following this discussion, the nursing implications are addressed; the existence of couvade syndrome has drastic ramifications on the entire field of nursing. The overall purpose of this thesis is to help explain what couvade syndrome involves and how the nursing profession can help to combat this problem.