Determination of essential content as the basis for development of a curriculum model on care of the induced abortion patient for baccalaureate nursing faculty



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In the late 1960s and early 1970s abortion legislation became less restrictive allowing greater numbers of women the option of abortion. Health professionals have had few guidelines and limited training in providing services for these women. Nursing faculty have had to deal with significant social change on both a personal and professional basis. Though legislation has become more restrictive in the 1980s, there are still at least one million abortions annually in the United States (Henshaw, 1982, p. 5). Certainly the nursing care of these women needed to be addressed schools of nursing. This research study was designed to identify, delineate, and develop content for baccalaureate nursing students on the care of the abortion patient.



Nursing--Study and teaching (Higher), Abortion