Non-Directive Pregnancy Options Counseling Workshop

OSCE: Non-Directive Pregnancy Options Counseling and Ethical Challenges

The following standardized patient cases were developed to assess patient centered counseling skills for non-directive options counseling in the situation of unplanned pregnancy, with special ethical and communication skills challenges to the examinee.

Carla Lupi, MD, FACOG

Florida International University

Learning Objectives

  • The medical student learner educational goals are as follows:
  •  Communicate non-judgmentally
  •  Deliver the news of pregnancy in a neutral fashion
  •  Elicit the patient’s description of her emotional reaction to the news of pregnancy
  •  Acknowledge the three options: pregnancy continuation, abortion, and adoption
  • Maintain the integrity of patient autonomy through appropriate handling of the
  • invitation to interject one’s own perspective or values


Options Counseling Objective Structure Clinical Examination checklist

Objective Structure Clinical Examination: Non-Directive Pregnancy Options Counseling and Ethical Challenges Workshop Student Checklist

Full assment materials can be found on MedEdPORTAL