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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/96033
Title:
Abortion: the antithesis of womanhood?
Authors:
Timpson, Joanne R
Abstract:
The debate regarding the practice and role of abortion has been an enduring and problematic area of discourse within the nursing literature, with a tendency towards a polarized and inevitably simplistic analysis of what, for many practitioners, women and families, remains a highly complex and morally fraught concept. This paper attempts to explore the concept of abortion from within a feminist epistemology, to present a review of the literature as regards women's reproductive health and responsibilities, and thereby to contribute to the process of better understanding the role of abortion within contemporary health care practice. In order to facilitate the study it has been necessary to explore the wide spectrum of historical, philosophical, legal, moral and political imperatives pertaining to the meaning of abortion as represented within contemporary society, not only in relation to women and their reproductive health, but to feminism, women's well-being and self-determinism per se.
Affiliation:
Manchester College of Midwifery and Nursing, Christie Hospital, Withington, England.
Citation:
Abortion: the antithesis of womanhood? 1996, 23 (4):776-85 J Adv Nurs
Journal:
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Issue Date:
Apr-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/96033
PubMed ID:
8675897
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0309-2402
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorTimpson, Joanne Ren
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-08T14:42:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-08T14:42:14Z-
dc.date.issued1996-04-
dc.identifier.citationAbortion: the antithesis of womanhood? 1996, 23 (4):776-85 J Adv Nursen
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402-
dc.identifier.pmid8675897-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/96033-
dc.description.abstractThe debate regarding the practice and role of abortion has been an enduring and problematic area of discourse within the nursing literature, with a tendency towards a polarized and inevitably simplistic analysis of what, for many practitioners, women and families, remains a highly complex and morally fraught concept. This paper attempts to explore the concept of abortion from within a feminist epistemology, to present a review of the literature as regards women's reproductive health and responsibilities, and thereby to contribute to the process of better understanding the role of abortion within contemporary health care practice. In order to facilitate the study it has been necessary to explore the wide spectrum of historical, philosophical, legal, moral and political imperatives pertaining to the meaning of abortion as represented within contemporary society, not only in relation to women and their reproductive health, but to feminism, women's well-being and self-determinism per se.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Legal-
dc.subject.meshBioethics-
dc.subject.meshChoice Behavior-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGender Identity-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternationality-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Autonomy-
dc.subject.meshPolitics-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnant Women-
dc.subject.meshSocial Values-
dc.subject.meshValue of Life-
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health-
dc.subject.meshWomen's Rights-
dc.titleAbortion: the antithesis of womanhood?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentManchester College of Midwifery and Nursing, Christie Hospital, Withington, England.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Advanced Nursingen
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