197295 Enhancing Postabortion Care Counseling Skills

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pauline Wambui Muhuhu, MS , Extending Service Delivery Project, IntraHealth International Inc, Washington DC, DC
The interactive tool presented in a DVD form contains a package of simulations in two stories that realistically portray the challenges that providers face when proving counseling to PAC clients. The simulations in the DVD enhance the counseling skills of experienced PAC providers; demonstrates appropriate and less appropriate behaviors and challenges the learner to differentiate and choose the most appropriate ones based on PAC standards of practice. As the learner interacts with the DVD and chooses what she/he perceives to be most appropriate in each situation, he/she will receive immediate feedback on the choices from a "mentor" as part of the learning program.

This DVD was produced for as an on-the job learning tool for Kenyan Private Nurse Midwives operating small clinics in rural Kenya where there may be no electricity.

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate use of an interactive tool for enhancing Post abortion Counseling skills

Keywords: Reproductive Health, Counseling

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I hold a Master of Science Degeree in Nursing from Boston University. I was instrumental to: 1. Decentralization of PAC services from Hopsital based to clinic based services and in expanding the service provider from Doctors to Nurse/midwives in Kenya. 2. Development of the Interactive Learning Tool being submitted for presentation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.