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ERIC Number: EJ1077912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Abortion-Related Services: Value Clarification through "Difficult Dialogues" Strategies
Mpeli, Moliehi Rosemary; Botma, Yvonne
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v10 n3 p278-288 Nov 2015
Midwives play a pivotal role in women's health in the face of increased deaths related to backyard abortions. Since the commencement in South Africa of the Name of the Act No. 92 of 1996 that allows abortion services, there has been a moral divide among healthcare workers in South Africa. This article reflects the opinions of preregistration midwifery students regarding abortion-related services. Narrative data were collected from 34 preregistration midwifery students and were analysed using open coding. The opinions of the students before the value clarification exercise were categorised into against abortion, for abortion and abortion under special conditions. After the value clarification process, the views were translated into pro-life choice, reserved judgement and autonomy. The results demonstrate that the integration of the value clarification process into midwifery preregistration education saw transformative learning and intellectual growth among learners in this study. We recommend that current social issues should engage students in transformative learning activities that entail a process of value clarification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa