The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after An Earlier Elective Abortion

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147838
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Presentation
Title:
The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after An Earlier Elective Abortion
Abstract:
The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after An Earlier Elective Abortion
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Bleriot, Monique S., MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Regis College
Title:Recently graduated Master's in Nursing student.
[Symposium scientific presentation] The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after an Earlier Elective Abortion By Monique Bleriot RN MSN Elective abortion involves the termination of a pregnancy before a fetus is viable. Elective abortion involves loss even when the decision to terminate the pregnancy for non-medical reasons is made for the benefit of self and others. Present day knowledge about the long-term effects of elective abortion on mid-life women is scarce. Only two long-term studies on this topic have been done by Hess (2004) and Trybulski (2005). A phenomenological qualitative design was used to interview four mid-life women in a large northeastern city who had an earlier elective abortion. Van Manen's (1990) method of hermeneutic phenomenology was used to analyze the data with the basic goal of understanding the meaning of the abortion experience for the women interviewed. After an individual analysis of each case, further analysis was done to look for common themes. The four themes that emerged were lack of support, grief, embodiment: giving form to the child, and the political to the personal. Nurses in their professional contact with mid-life women who had an earlier elective abortion are in a position of being of service by listening and being supportive. Nursing school curriculums can educate the student nurse especially during a maternal-child rotation about the abortion process and it's sequelae. This investigation increased the knowledge base on the long-term effects of elective abortion on mid-life women. Additional research with a larger and more diverse sample is necessary to expand this knowledge base further.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after An Earlier Elective Abortionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147838-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after An Earlier Elective Abortion</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bleriot, Monique S., MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Regis College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Recently graduated Master's in Nursing student.</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">monique.bleriot@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium scientific presentation] The Lived Experience of Mid-Life Women after an Earlier Elective Abortion By Monique Bleriot RN MSN Elective abortion involves the termination of a pregnancy before a fetus is viable. Elective abortion involves loss even when the decision to terminate the pregnancy for non-medical reasons is made for the benefit of self and others. Present day knowledge about the long-term effects of elective abortion on mid-life women is scarce. Only two long-term studies on this topic have been done by Hess (2004) and Trybulski (2005). A phenomenological qualitative design was used to interview four mid-life women in a large northeastern city who had an earlier elective abortion. Van Manen's (1990) method of hermeneutic phenomenology was used to analyze the data with the basic goal of understanding the meaning of the abortion experience for the women interviewed. After an individual analysis of each case, further analysis was done to look for common themes. The four themes that emerged were lack of support, grief, embodiment: giving form to the child, and the political to the personal. Nurses in their professional contact with mid-life women who had an earlier elective abortion are in a position of being of service by listening and being supportive. Nursing school curriculums can educate the student nurse especially during a maternal-child rotation about the abortion process and it's sequelae. This investigation increased the knowledge base on the long-term effects of elective abortion on mid-life women. Additional research with a larger and more diverse sample is necessary to expand this knowledge base further.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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