Nurse Midwives and Post Abortion Care in Developing Countries: What is the Evidence?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155270
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Midwives and Post Abortion Care in Developing Countries: What is the Evidence?
Abstract:
Nurse Midwives and Post Abortion Care in Developing Countries: What is the Evidence?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Onyango, Monica A., RN, MPH, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Boston University School of Public Health
Title:Lecturer
[Evidence-based Presentation] Although use of contraception has increased worldwide, millions of women still have an unwanted pregnancy every year globally. Some of these pregnancies are carried to term, others end in abortions. Moreover, millions of abortions are performed outside the legal systems and these abortions are unsafe. Over 95% of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. Nurse midwives play an important role in women's access to reproductive health and abortion related care. Most nurses work at the primary health care level (where there are no doctors). To expand opportunities to prevent unsafe abortions, nurse midwives in developing countries are increasingly being trained to implement post abortion care (PAC) and the use of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) procedure to treat incomplete abortions. Traditionally, abortion care has been provided only by physicians in operating rooms under general anesthesia. Nonetheless, evidence from Kenya, South Africa, India, Vietnam and others, show that if nurse midwives are trained, they quickly become proficient in using MVA to treat incomplete abortion and the outcomes are comparable to those of physicians. Despite the programmatic and anecdotal evidence to support the role of nurse midwives in PAC, there have been no systematic studies quantifying the nursing sensitive outcomes to justify or give weight to their involvement in PAC programs. This presentation will be on a review of literature to establish the existing evidence on the practice of post abortion care by nurse midwives in developing countries. Areas for further research will be outlined and recommendations made for way forward.
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.titleNurse Midwives and Post Abortion Care in Developing Countries: What is the Evidence?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155270-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse Midwives and Post Abortion Care in Developing Countries: What is the Evidence?</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">Onyango, Monica A., RN, MPH, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boston University School of Public Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">monyango@bu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Although use of contraception has increased worldwide, millions of women still have an unwanted pregnancy every year globally. Some of these pregnancies are carried to term, others end in abortions. Moreover, millions of abortions are performed outside the legal systems and these abortions are unsafe. Over 95% of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. Nurse midwives play an important role in women's access to reproductive health and abortion related care. Most nurses work at the primary health care level (where there are no doctors). To expand opportunities to prevent unsafe abortions, nurse midwives in developing countries are increasingly being trained to implement post abortion care (PAC) and the use of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) procedure to treat incomplete abortions. Traditionally, abortion care has been provided only by physicians in operating rooms under general anesthesia. Nonetheless, evidence from Kenya, South Africa, India, Vietnam and others, show that if nurse midwives are trained, they quickly become proficient in using MVA to treat incomplete abortion and the outcomes are comparable to those of physicians. Despite the programmatic and anecdotal evidence to support the role of nurse midwives in PAC, there have been no systematic studies quantifying the nursing sensitive outcomes to justify or give weight to their involvement in PAC programs. This presentation will be on a review of literature to establish the existing evidence on the practice of post abortion care by nurse midwives in developing countries. Areas for further research will be outlined and recommendations made for way forward.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:41:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:41:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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