Nurses in abortion care: Identifying and managing stress

Allyson Lipp, Anne Fothergill

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The psychological impact of abortion on the women undergoing the procedure is well researched, but little is known about the potential psychological impact on nurses working in abortion care. The proportion of medical abortions in the UK is rising compared to surgical abortions. A recent research s
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108 - 120
Number of pages12
JournalContemporary Nurse
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • secondary traumatic stress
  • burnout
  • coping
  • abortion
  • termination of pregnancy


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