HSRC IR Repository

South African nurses' accounts for choosing to be termination of pregnancy providers

Show simple item record

dc.date.accessioned 2005-05-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T09:58:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T09:58:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7361
dc.description.abstract The South African abortion law was liberalised with the introduction of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CTOP) (1996). This Act allows nurses and medical doctors a choice as to whether they want to be involved in the provision of termination of pregnancies (TOP). Many state nurses have chosen not to be trained. This qualitative study focused on a small grouping of nurses who did volunteer for this training. Twenty-two nurses were interviewed individually and participated in a focus group that explored how they accounted for choosing to be trained as TOP providers. Their reasons for this choice were framed broadly within a public health discourse, rights' discourse and a sociocultural discourse. A profile of the characteristics of nurses who choose to be trained was compiled. Policy recommendations for the selection and training of TOP providers are suggested with a view to strengthening the implementation of the TOP Act and widening access to TOP services. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PREGNANCY en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject NURSING en
dc.subject ABORTION en
dc.title South African nurses' accounts for choosing to be termination of pregnancy providers en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 9(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2004/05 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth and Family Development en
dc.SourceTitle Health SA Gesondheid en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2833 en
dc.PageNumber 20-30 en
dc.outputnumber 1782 en
dc.bibliographictitle Potgieter, C. & Andrews, G. (2004) South African nurses' accounts for choosing to be termination of pregnancy providers. <i>Health SA Gesondheid</i>. 9(2):20-30. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Potgieter, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Andrews, G. en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search HSRC IR


Browse

My Account