Pregnancy and Abortion Counselling

1st Edition

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn

Routledge
Published November 14, 1996
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780415120104 - CAT# RU13324

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Summary

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.

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