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Options counseling: techniques for caring for women with unintended pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15134677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unplanned pregnancy is a crisis in a woman's life. She may request assistance from the health care provider in reviewing her options of becoming a parent, continuing the pregnancy and placing her baby for adoption, or terminating the pregnancy. To facilitate the decision-making process for women facing these choices, the clinician must first examine her own values and biases. To aid the clinician in providing nonjudgmental and nondirective counseling, this article provides factual information about abortion and adoption, values clarification exercises, and concrete approaches to help women examine their beliefs.
Janet Singer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1526-9523     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-11     Completed Date:  2004-06-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-42     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Women and Infants Hospital, Midwifery Department, 101 Dudley Street, Level 0, Providence, RI 02905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Counseling / methods*
Decision Making
Informed Consent
Pregnancy, Unwanted*
Prenatal Care / methods*
United States

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