Nurses set to perform abortions - UK - page 3

Nurses should be allowed to carry out abortions to speed up the process and defuse growing controversy over terminations late in pregnancy, according to family planning chiefs. Waiting times... Read More

  1. Visit  fergus51 profile page
    0
    Quote from TMnurse
    No opinion on PRO life vs choice... just a thought about a push for nurse to perform abortions in the UK....
    Wondering why noboby asked the question "Why suddenly does the UK want to allow nurses to perform abortions?" I have found that most of the OB/GYNs I have known LIKE babies and being a part of the birthing process (less insurance BS). Most people go to medical school to try an make people healthier (except pathologists who are geeks). I guess that's why someone who gets an abortion usually has to go to some planned parent funky clinic. Again, I do not want to jump into a debate but it is stange to spend half your life in school and end up performing abortions. Maybe that's why there is a push for nurses to perform this type of procedure. Oh well, maybe it's $$$ related.
    I think there is a push to expand nurses' role in the UK mainly because they are midwives, so they already do more than OB RNs here and because it will help decrease waiting times for women. Some of us spent a lot of time in school and are passionate about providing women with healthcare and just consider this one part of it. It's because we believe in being a patient advocate, not because we're wierd.
  2. Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  3. Visit  elkpark profile page
    0
    I think there is a push to expand nurses' role in the UK mainly because they are midwives, so they already do more than OB RNs here and because it will help decrease waiting times for women. Some of us spent a lot of time in school and are passionate about providing women with healthcare and just consider this one part of it. It's because we believe in being a patient advocate, not because we're wierd.
    Well said, Fegus51. Contraception and abortion services are part of the spectrum of women's healthcare.
  4. Visit  donmurray profile page
    0
    The UK nurses Code of Professional Conduct requires only that a practitioner should report, "at the earliest possible time, any conscientious objection that may be relevant to your professional practice." There is no compulsion to participate.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

Top