A reflective account of a consultation in abortion care
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A reflective account of a consultation in abortion care

Edna Astbury-Ward Contraceptive and sexual health specialist nurse, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust, Centre for Health and Community Research, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

This article presents a reflective account of a consultation in a pre-assessment clinic for women requesting abortion. The reflection is based on Johns’ model. Reflection enabled the author to address important issues that the consultation raised. These included the realisation that nurses do not always have to understand why patients make the choices they do, and the importance of allocating sufficient time for sensitive consultations.

Nursing Standard. 23, 35,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.05.23.35.35.c6957

Correspondence

e.astburyward@glyndwr.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review