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An abortion service provider as political activist

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dc.contributor.advisor Shaw, Susan M.
dc.creator Willis, Gloria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T17:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T17:40:31Z
dc.date.copyright 1999-04-29
dc.date.issued 1999-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/33611
dc.description Graduation date: 1999 en_US
dc.description.abstract The feminist beliefs of abortion service providers and the effects of these beliefs on the delivery of health care to patients is examined by the author who is herself a feminist and member of an abortion clinic staff. Discussion includes abortion rates, abortion safety, characteristics of patients, and accessibility of abortion, particularly as affected by legislation and anti-abortion activism. The research consists of the author's personal experiences as a counselor and patient advocate, conducting patient health history interviews, supporting patients in the operating room, and attending patients during recovery. The data is presented in a personal narrative including autobiographical material, a methodological style supported by feminist theories which question the supposed objectivity and neutrality of conventional scientific methods. Three means by which feminist beliefs are expressed in the delivery of abortion services to patients are identified: the language used to refer to abortion and abortion-related services, the choice of abortion related topics addressed during clinic visits, and the reconfiguration of the conventional provider/patient relationship. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Abortion -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Political participation -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physician and patient -- United States en_US
dc.title An abortion service provider as political activist en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Robert, Lani
dc.contributor.committeemember List, Peter
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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