EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Australian nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of providing abortion care to women in the context of domestic violence or sexual assault
The research project was designed to explore Australian nurses' and midwives' experiences when providing abortion care to people in the context of gender-based violence. It is a feminist project and the research team proposed that they will create research that is beneficial to women. It is aligned with 1) the postmodern paradigm, which emphasises bringing the "other" into the research process and empowering oppressed groups; and 2) the constructivist worldview, which assumes that knowledge and research are constructed from the personal, cultural and historical experiences of the participants and the researcher. It is a simultaneous multiple methods qualitative study using constructivist grounded theory and situational analysis methodologies.
This study has two aims:
1. to develop a substantive theory that explains the process by which Australian nurses provide abortion care to women who present in the context of domestic violence or sexual assault
2. to map the elements of the broader situation that affect the provision of nursing and midwifery care for women who present for abortion-related services in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault.
This project will use constructivist grounded theory (phase A) and situational analysis (phase B).