Nursing identity and abortion work : interrupting 50 years of professional discourse

  title={Nursing identity and abortion work : interrupting 50 years of professional discourse},
  author={Catherine Haney},
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Needs of labor and delivery nurses caring for women undergoing pregnancy termination.

Increased attention to the particular needs of L&D nurses providing care to women undergoing termination may enhance the quality and safety of care for this unique population of women.



Professional identity: values embedded in meaningful nursing practice.

Content analysis of survey-data and interview-data revealed that the nurses held both other-oriented and self-oriented values, i.e. moral and work values, whereas the most significant work-values were intellectual and personal stimulation.

The concept of 'nursing' in the abortion services.

The ability of participants to care for their clients as individuals illustrates the nature of empowerment of the nurses to attain the goals of the client and making this support explicit through defined roles for nurses would potentially enable nurses in abortion services to perform their role more effectively at all gestation times.

Development of a positive professional identity: liberating oneself from the oppressor within.

  • S. Roberts
  • Sociology
    ANS. Advances in nursing science
  • 2000
A model is created, based on the other models, which proposes a process for nurses as they begin to understand their oppression and develop more positive images of themselves and other nurses.

Reworking Professional Nursing Identity

  • J. Macintosh
  • Education
    Western journal of nursing research
  • 2003
This grounded theory study explores experienced nurses' perceptions of how they became professional and expands knowledge about professional socialization and how nurses themselves understand developing professional identity.

Nurses' and nursing students' attitudes towards late abortions.

Differences in attitudes were found between nursing students and nurses providing care to patients undergoing late abortions, and the level of religious observance was found to be the most significant predictor of participants' attitudes towards late abortions.

Nurses in abortion care: Identifying and managing stress

Recommendations for practice have been formulated to inform practice for nurses and managers in abortion care based on a model of stress comprising stressors, moderators and stress outcomes.

Nurses' attitudes towards termination of pregnancy.

Several factors were significantly associated with negative attitudes towards TOP: frequency of involvement in TOP, length of time spent working on a gynaecology ward, religious affiliation, and ethnicity.

Gaining insite: harm reduction in nursing practice.

Nursing practice at Insite is described and its alignment with professional and ethical standards of registered nursing practice is described, consistent with accepted standards for nursing practice and with World Health Organization guidelines.

Women's experiences in connection with induced abortion - a feminist perspective.

One conclusion drawn from the study is that nurses and midwives need to be aware of women's complex experiences with abortions in order to support and empower women who seek an abortion.

Conscientious objection to termination of pregnancy: the competing rights of patients and nurses.

  • R. Kane
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of nursing management
  • 2009
This extended role of nurses creates challenges for staff working in clinical areas offering termination of pregnancy and these are further compounded when staff have expressed a conscientious objection to abortion.