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By Alissa C. Perrucci

In today’s contentious political surroundings surrounding abortion, clinicians, counselors and social staff desire a transparent framework for supplying expert, compassionate determination counseling. they want support operating with the demanding stuff: “What do I do whilst my sufferer asks me if God will forgive her?” or “What do I say whilst a lady says that she sounds like she’s killing her baby?” those are the questions requested by means of clinicians and psychological health and wellbeing pros far and wide; those also are the questions for which this ebook bargains solutions. The fields of healthcare and counseling psychology have long-awaited a guide for undertaking being pregnant choice counseling around the spectrum of sufferer matters, worker ability degrees, and medical institution assets.
Using case examples, person and staff routines, guided self-reflection, and values explanation, the reader will increase the required talents to supply compassionate and knowledgeable being pregnant selection counseling. This publication will outline the most fulfilling for selection evaluation and counseling for all being pregnant ideas and should be pointed out because the definitive advisor for studying, instructing, and delivering high quality, compassionate counseling in abortion and kinfolk making plans clinics national.

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Decision Assessment and Counseling in Abortion Care: Philosophy and Practice

In today’s contentious political setting surrounding abortion, clinicians, counselors and social staff desire a transparent framework for delivering expert, compassionate choice counseling. they want support operating with the tough stuff: “What do I do whilst my sufferer asks me if God will forgive her? ” or “What do I say whilst a lady says that she sounds like she’s killing her child?

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Your job—and it’s a significant one—is to inquire into and witness the feelings and thoughts that surround these points of conflict. Your role is to be the guide. Together you will unpack the moments of conflict and attend to the patient’s feelings. You will be able to do this because you are interested in her and her experience. In a good counseling session, the counselor walks with the patient through a tour of an interesting and novel landscape, encouraging curiosity and openness, drawing attention to unusual things, setting aside assumptions, and exploring mysteries.

1992; Major et al. 2009; Major et al. 2000; Pope et. al 2001; Russo and Zierk 1992). A groundbreaking meta-analysis (Adler et al. 1990) reviewed and critiqued studies on adolescents’ and adult women’s responses to abortion. The authors found that methodologically sound studies provided little evidence to support the hypothesis that abortion was associated with severe negative psychological outcomes or the development of psychological disorders. In this meta-analysis, reviewed studies showed that the abortion experience was more positive when the pregnancy was unintended, when it was not personally meaningful, and when the woman had social support for her decision.

Framework Level 1: Validate and normalize. Level 2: Seek understanding. Level 3: Reframe. Explaining what will take place during the counseling session at the beginning of the session goes a long way toward reducing patient anxiety. Women who have been exposed to anti-abortion attitudes and information during the process of finding an abortion provider may be more sensitive and concerned about what the clinic means by counseling. Patients may be worried that the counselor is going to try to talk them out of the abortion or make them feel less sure about their decision.

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