The Approach Summary : Patient-centered counseling uses this approach: Listen, don’t assume, self-reflect. Patients and providers may not share understanding of complex medical terms.
Not a Failure Summary: A patient who returns for a second or greater abortion indicates that the clinic and staff provided high-quality service and supported the patient. Viewing repeat patients as “failures” contributes to abortion shame and stigma.
Liberation summary: Healthcare providers may have bias favoring a particular decision, but the patient owns the decision and ultimately it does not impact the providers life. Additional Resource Abortions Welcome is a spiritual companion including meditations, rituals, stories, and scripture … Continue reading
The Patient has the Answer Summary: Only the patient is the expert in their life and needs.