Conscientious objection in medicine: psychological consequences in women who face legal termination of pregnancy in the Region of Murcia

Conscientious objection in medicine: psychological consequences in women who face legal termination of pregnancy in the Region of Murcia

Vera Constán, Fátima (1,2); Rivas Molina, Ana (1) (1) Asociación de Psicología Perinatal Murcia; (2) Universidad de Murcia Background Perinatal loss is a stressful situation in women’s life (and their families). Furthermore, losses due to legal termination by medical criteria carry several traumatic moments hard to recover from without professional support. Periodic meetings with women who join the group “Apoyo a Familias en Duelo Gestacional y Neonatal (Murcia)” offered an opportunity to observe

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Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal anomaly in Ireland

Critical discourse analysis on the influence of media commentary on fatal fetal anomaly in Ireland

Ms Stacey Power (1), Dr Sarah Meaney (1,2), Dr Keelin O’Donoghue (1) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland (2) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland Background Fatal Fetal Anomaly (FFA) has generated international media attention as termination of pregnancy (TOP) for FFA was legislated for, for the first time in Ireland. Media offers an insight

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Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Shiplo S (1), O’Donoghue K (1,2), Meaney S (1,3) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, University College Cork, Ireland; (2) The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland; (3) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland Background The 1983 Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution stated that the right to life of a pregnant mother and her unborn were equal, which meant pregnancy terminations

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