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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1998

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

Abstract

Currently in the United States, approximately 1.5 million elective abortions are performed annually. Despite the frequency in which abortions occur, little research has been done to document women’s experiences of voluntary perinatal loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the bereavement process as it occurred in rural women who elected voluntary termination of a pregnancy.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Abortion -- Psychological aspects
Bereavement

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

75

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright 1998 © the Author

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