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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161720
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Life after an elective, induced abortion: The long-term lived experience
Abstract:
Life after an elective, induced abortion: The long-term lived experience
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Hess, Rosanna
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:330.923.2897
Problem: An elective, induced abortion is performed more than one million times each year in the United States. Studies of women done up to two years after an abortion show that approximately 10% have severe emotional trauma, while others have milder effects of none at all. Little is known about the long-term effects of abortion. The few research investigations done on the long-term experience show that an abortion is not a forgotten event. Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the long-term effects of an elective,induced abortion as described by women who went through the event more than five years ago, to learn how the abortion has affected their lives, how they have integrated the experience into their present life, and the meaning it has for them. Research method: This is a qualitative study using a phenomenological design. Preliminary Results: The three women interviewed for a pilot study told different stories. Each acknowledged that the abortion dramatically altered their lives. Another 15-20 women will be interviewed. Implications: Nurses are crucial to the promotion of women's health and need to recognize the effects of an abortion in order to help in the coping and healing process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLife after an elective, induced abortion: The long-term lived experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161720-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Life after an elective, induced abortion: The long-term lived experience</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hess, Rosanna</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.923.2897 </td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rosannahess@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: An elective, induced abortion is performed more than one million times each year in the United States. Studies of women done up to two years after an abortion show that approximately 10% have severe emotional trauma, while others have milder effects of none at all. Little is known about the long-term effects of abortion. The few research investigations done on the long-term experience show that an abortion is not a forgotten event. Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the long-term effects of an elective,induced abortion as described by women who went through the event more than five years ago, to learn how the abortion has affected their lives, how they have integrated the experience into their present life, and the meaning it has for them. Research method: This is a qualitative study using a phenomenological design. Preliminary Results: The three women interviewed for a pilot study told different stories. Each acknowledged that the abortion dramatically altered their lives. Another 15-20 women will be interviewed. Implications: Nurses are crucial to the promotion of women's health and need to recognize the effects of an abortion in order to help in the coping and healing process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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