The authors report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships.
THEN & NOW
Nurses and Care of Women Seeking Abortions, 1971 to 2011
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2011
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 40, Issue 6, pages 672–677, November/December 2011
How to Cite
McLemore, M. and Levi, A. (2011), Nurses and Care of Women Seeking Abortions, 1971 to 2011. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40: 672–677. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01302.x
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: OCT 2010
In its first issue in 1972, JOGNN published a review article reporting surveillance data about abortions in the United States (Bourne, Kahn, Conger, & Tyler, 1972). This historical article predated Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Since this landmark decision, numerous articles have addressed nurses’ role in abortion care. We review current literature on nurses and abortion care and use thematic categories to highlight areas of investigation.