California To Consider Allowing Some Nurses To Perform Abortions

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    California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would continue a study in which nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physicians assistants conduct first-term abortions.

    Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalert...#storylink=cpy
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 31, '12
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    Midwives, nurses can safely perform abortions

    Abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants as when doctors do them, a new review of the evidence suggests.
    Researchers analyzed five studies that compared first-trimester abortion complications and side effects based on who performed the procedures in close to 9,000 women - and typically found no differences.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...87T1BO20120830
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 31, '12 : Reason: Added title and link
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    Most people who hear "nurses" will think of RNs and LVNs, not NPs. I wish the headline had specified NPs and Nurse Midwives.
    Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Aug 31, '12 : Reason: clarity
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    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Most people who hear "nurses" will think of RNs and LVNs, not NPs. I wish the headline had specified NPs and Nurse Midwives.
    Took my title from the OP but left out "some", in hindsight and though other news articles do use "nurses" can see your point. Will ask the mods to insert the word in deference to your (and one assumes others) concerns.

    DGTG
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Took my title from the OP but left out "some", in hindsight and though other news articles do use "nurses" can see your point. Will ask the mods to insert the word in deference to your (and one assumes others) concerns.

    DGTG
    And I thank you.
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    Hey friends,
    Are any of you working on these issues currently? I'm interested in this, applying to grad school to work on this, and would love to chat with anyone else about the place of nurses/NPs/nurse-midwives in this situation. (Also which schools are the most supportive with training!)

    Feel free to PM me.
    Thanks!


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