Abortion education in Australian medical schools

Cheng, Hon Chuen, and de Costa, Caroline (2021) Abortion education in Australian medical schools. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 61 (5). pp. 793-797.

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Abstract

This aim of this study was to gain an updated perspective of the teaching and learning experiences of abortion care among Australian medical students. All 2020 Australian final-year medical students were invited to complete a 12-question cross-sectional electronic survey. While it appears that abortion care is taught in most Australian medical schools, in some it is not, and where the topic is presented, structured and standardised teaching is still lacking. Students’ confidence around abortion care once they are in practice is low, and the majority of students showed a strong desire to have more direct abortion placement exposure. The current abortion curriculum in Australia needs revision and refinement.

Item ID: 70101
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Keywords: abortion education, Australian medical students, medical curriculum
Copyright Information: Published Version: © 2021 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Author Accepted Version may be made open access in an Institutional Repository after a 12 month embargo.
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 02:56
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3215 Reproductive medicine > 321502 Obstetrics and gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200203 Health education and promotion @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200199 Clinical health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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