Through this book the authors hope to train general therapists and counselors in pre- and post-abortion counseling techniques--to avoid women experiencing unnecessary psychological problems created by those who insist that the non-existent ...
Author: Rachel Needle, PsyD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The majority of women who have had abortions report feeling happy, satisfied, and relieved following their abortion. Some few women who have had an abortion may experience some feelings of guilt and sadness; however, this rarely lasts longer than a few days. Those very few women who present with prolonged feelings of sadness and mental health problems are women who have either had these problems prior to their abortion, had other risk factors, or were influenced by frightening demonstrations and inaccurate biased information provided prior to the abortion. Through this book the authors hope to train general therapists and counselors in pre- and post-abortion counseling techniques--to avoid women experiencing unnecessary psychological problems created by those who insist that the non-existent "post-abortion syndrome" exists. "Abortion counseling has a critical role to play in ensuring women's mental health is the priority and not the goals of a political agenda. Thus, Needle and Walker have taken on a complex, profound and essential task -- equipping therapists and abortion counselors with the knowledge and skills needed to help their clients -- and they have done it wellÖ.Readers of this book should [gain] an increased understanding of how women's diverse life circumstances affect their ability to cope with the difficult decisions and circumstances surrounding abortion. They will also be better able to build women's resilience and coping skills by having considered them both in the context of women's lives (e.g., coping resources, social support, partner violence, incidence of depression), and in the context of socio-political agendas that seek to manipulate women's mental health in order to undermine women's reproductive rights....In the final analysis, it is important to remember that abortion counseling is not about abortion - it is about women confronting the decision to bear a child - with all of the profound and life changing commitments and responsibilities that entails." -- From the Foreword by Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD, Regents Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University
This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care.
Author: Alissa C. Perrucci
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care. Case examples, individual and group exercises, guided self-reflection, and values clarification build the reader's skills for working within a wide range of scenarios. The book is a complete manual for physicians, nurses, counselors, and social workers on how to work with decision conflict, ambivalence, and present pregnancy options.
COUNSELING RESOURCE MATERIALS An exceedingly valuable , if not
indispensable , aid for professional abortion counselors has been written by
Terry Beresford , Director of Counseling at Planned Parenthood Association of
Author: Warren M. Hern
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Abortion Practice is the only single-author medical textbook concerning abortion. It begins with a comprehensive view in its first chapter of The Epidemiologic Foundations of Abortion Practice. This chapter is a unique in the medical literature in presenting a public health view of pregnancy and abortion. Pregnancy is seen as a biocultural adaptation to the survival needs of the human species, and the management of pregnancy as a biocultural phenomenon that is determined by human culture. In many cultures, pregnancy is defined as a life-threatening illness, but in western culture, pregnancy is defined as normal. This reflects the role of women in western society and it affects the kinds of medical and surgical management of pregnancy that are available. Abortion alters the mortality statistics - the risk of death - for women who are pregnant. The remainder of the book provides a framework for modern abortion practice including evaluation of the patient, operative procedures and techniques, postoperative procedures, management of complications, diagnostic evaluation of pregnancy duration and fetal age, long-term risks of abortion, and program evaluation.
Even the economic discrimination which was such an undesirable feature of
illegal abortion is in danger of reappearing in the legal services . " Let us
therefore take a look at what good abortion counseling ought to provide and then
see how ...
Author: David Robert Mace
Whether abortion is legal or illegal, there is an extremely complex and difficult decision to be made, and the woman with an unwanted pregnancy is the one who must make it. Where can she turn for help on the medical facts about abortion, the views and arguments for and against it, the full range of options available to her, and assistance in thinking through her own decision?
Aimed at professionals in the field, it provides a comprehensive review of the social, moral and legal issues surrounding contraception and abortion and offers clear guidelines for establishing good practice.
Author: Joanna Brien
Publisher: Psychology Press
Pregnancy and Abortion Counselling is written for professionals who give information and support to women deciding whether to terminate or continue with their pregnancy. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the social, moral and legal issues surrounding contraception and abortion and offer clear guidelines for establishing good practice. Illustrated throughout with case examples the book includes detailed information on * current legislation * methods of abortion * stages of foetal development * screening for foetal abnormality * client confidentiality and consent * ethical considerations This book is relevant to many health professionals, including doctors, health visitors, midwives and nurses as well as those involved in community work and counselling.
With help , she was able to work through her loss as part of her experience in the
therapy group . One of the ways to handle the issue of grief around abortion is to
do more complete counseling before the abortion itself so that the person ...
Author: James William Worden
In his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his current thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Readers will find new information on special types of losses including childrens violent deaths, grief and the elderly, and anticipatory grief as well as refinements to his basic model for mourning.