OSCE: Non-Directive Pregnancy Options Counseling and Ethical Challenges
Counseling for Pregnancy Ambivalence
Video Lecture Presented by: Alissa Perrucci, PhD, MPH San Francisco General Hospital, Women’s Options Center Click here to download this video lecture Click here to download the Counseling for Pregnancy Ambivalence Lesson Plan/Facilitator Guide with Quiz. Citations Ambivalence as defined … Continue reading →
RHEDI Early Abortion Options Interactive Comparison Chart
RHEDI Quick Start Contraception Tool
The Framework: The Approach
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.
The Framework: Not A Failure
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.
The Framework: Liberation
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 Framework: The Patient Has the Answer
The Patient has the Answer Summary: Only the patient is the expert in their life and needs.
Pregnancy Termination for Fetal Diagnosis Workshop
The WHO Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion Care requires counseling “using simple language, maintaining privacy, supporting women to ask questions and taking time to give answers, and not imposing our personal values and beliefs.” Patient-centeredness is one of the … Continue reading →