Document Detail

University students' attitudes towards Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22498236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An evaluation of the future professional trends was performed by analyzing the attitudes of university students to the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (VIP). An anonymous questionnaire was distributed to 300 students (Medicine, Nursing and Law) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, with questions on their personal beliefs, opinion on the law and intention to participate in VIP. Of the 245 respondents (response rate 82%), 66.5% were pro-abortion and their attitudes towards VIP were consistent with their opinion on the beginning of life and with the ethical arguments related to the fetus and the mother. No differences were found with age, sex or degree. The students showed to be well informed on the VIP law, and the majority of them considered unsuitable termination of pregnancy in minors without parental consent. Students' intentions to take part in abortion provision were influenced by their views on abortion, level of participation and circumstances of pregnancy. Although the majority of participants would be willing to perform VIP in situations that affect fetus and mother's life or health (87-66%), their intentions clearly diminished in other situations, such as abortion on demand (17%). These data suggest that conscientious objection of health professionals can even increase with the new policy, a fact that might affect VIP availability. It is important to stress the need of ethical training to help in the solution of conflicts between patient and health professional values.
María Sol Rodríguez-Calvo; Isabel María Martínez-Silva; José Luis Soto; Luis Concheiro; José Ignacio Muñoz-Barús
Related Documents :
11653016 - Psychosocial issues in reproductive genetic testing and pregnancy loss.
11161196 - Birth of the kaapvaal tectosphere 3.08 billion years ago.
7635226 - Upper gastrointestinal symptoms in the third trimester of the normal pregnancy.
12746996 - Successful treatment of recurrent, intractable hyperemesis gravidarum with methylpredni...
19650756 - The prognosis of pregnancy conceived despite the presence of an intrauterine device (iud).
21990236 - Natural outcome of trisomy 13, trisomy 18, and triploidy after prenatal diagnosis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Pathology and Forensic Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Identification of nasal blood by real-time RT-PCR.
Next Document:  The cortical organization of lexical knowledge: a dual lexicon model of spoken language processing.