These videos model patient-centered, compassionate, non-directive counseling, and demonstrate reproductive health care as a part of the continuity of care family physicians provide their patients.
Each video has an accompanying set of discussion questions designed to deepen learners’ knowledge and skills about patient-centered pregnancy options counseling. They can be used for one-on-one or group didactic sessions, or in small-group discussion exercises.
Discussion Guide for Case 1
Discussion Guide for Case 2
Decision Counseling for Positive Pregnancy Test ResultsDeveloped by Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. This video lecture (25 min) addresses the importance of and strategies for creating a space where patients feel safe, respected and supported when receiving pregnancy test results.Get the slides
Informed Consent, Decision Assessment, and Counseling in Abortion CareDeveloped by Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. This video lecture (15 min) focuses on the importance of and strategies for creating a space where patients feel safe, respected and supported through the decision-making process.Get the slides
Pregnancy Options Counseling ModelDeveloped by RHAP. This document provides a model for providing pregnancy options counseling to ambivalent patients.
Physicians’ Professional Responsibilities in Abortion CareDeveloped by Innovating Education. This video lecture (18 min) is intended to reach clinicians who might feel their personal beliefs may pose a conflict for them in caring for patients who are choosing abortion.Get the slides
This is How I Teach: Non-directive CounselingDeveloped by Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. This brief video conversation (9 min) is targeted to educators about teaching non-directive counseling in abortion and contraceptive care to medical students and residents.
Role-play Script for Training in Administration of Medication AbortionDeveloped by RHAP. This document provides an informal role-play script for use with two or three people that teaches the basic elements of medication abortion counseling.
Breitbart V. Counseling for medical abortion. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Aug 2000; 183 (2):S26-S33. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1067/mob.2000.107947
Kumar V, Herbitter C, Karasz A, Gold M. Being in the room: Reflections on pregnancy options counseling during abortion training. Family Medicine. Jan 2010;42(1):41-6. PMID: 20063222
Simmonds KE, Likis FE. Providing options counseling for women with unintended pregnancies. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. May-Jun 2005;34(3):373-379. DOI: 10.1177/0884217505276051
Singer J. Options counseling: techniques for caring for women with unintended pregnancies. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. May-Jun 2004;49(3):235-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.01.002
Upadhyay U, Cockrill K, Freedman L. Informing abortion counseling: An examination of evidence-based practices used in emotional care for other stigmatized and sensitive health issues. Patient Education and Counseling. 2010 Dec;81(3):415-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.08.026