Training programme and information for General Practitoners: in response to the Termination of Pregnancy Information Act 1995 for the Task Group on Information and Counselling for Crisis Pregnancy, Irish College of General Practitioners.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558774
Title:
Training programme and information for General Practitoners: in response to the Termination of Pregnancy Information Act 1995 for the Task Group on Information and Counselling for Crisis Pregnancy, Irish College of General Practitioners.
Authors:
Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP); Boland, Michael; Favieir, Mary; Coughlan, Michael
Citation:
Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), Boland, Michael, Favier, Mary, Coughlan, Michael. 1995. Training programme and information for General Practitoners: in response to the Termination of Pregnancy Information Act 1995 for the Task Group on Information and Counselling for Crisis Pregnancy, Irish College of General Practitioners. Dublin: Irish College of General Practitioners.
Publisher:
Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)
Issue Date:
14-Apr-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558774
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Our task is to respond to the request by the Minister for Health for us to evaluate and meet the training and information needs of general practitioners with regard to the provision of crisis pregnancy counselling. Our response must"be in accordance with the "Regulation of Information (Services Outside State for Termination of Pregnancies)" Act, 1995. In addressing this challenge, we recognise many problems and diffIculties. The Act recognises the right of women to seek abortion information and counselling and the right of doctors to refuse to co-operate in this process. We recognise two dilemmas for doctors. • Firstly, the reservations of those doctors who do decide to give information yet are denied the time-honoured practice of giving the woman a professional letter of referral. • Secondly there is due recognition in the Act of the right of doctors who are conscientious objectors to not co-operate in the process of procuring an abortion but there is no reference in the Act as to how the woman may achieve her objective. In addressing these dilemmas we offer no concrete solutions, other than our document now presented, and stand by our earlier public statement which says "In providing these services the General Practitioner is governed by his/her individual conscience, by the ethical guidelines as laid down by the Medical Council and the law of the land". In other words we are stating that where individual GPs have a conscientious objection, the onus lies on others to assist the woman in obtaining the necessary information.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; ABORTION; TRAINING; INFORMATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)en
dc.contributor.authorBoland, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorFavieir, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorCoughlan, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-02T11:01:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-02T11:01:55Zen
dc.date.issued1995-04-14en
dc.identifier.citationIrish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), Boland, Michael, Favier, Mary, Coughlan, Michael. 1995. Training programme and information for General Practitoners: in response to the Termination of Pregnancy Information Act 1995 for the Task Group on Information and Counselling for Crisis Pregnancy, Irish College of General Practitioners. Dublin: Irish College of General Practitioners.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558774en
dc.descriptionOur task is to respond to the request by the Minister for Health for us to evaluate and meet the training and information needs of general practitioners with regard to the provision of crisis pregnancy counselling. Our response must"be in accordance with the "Regulation of Information (Services Outside State for Termination of Pregnancies)" Act, 1995. In addressing this challenge, we recognise many problems and diffIculties. The Act recognises the right of women to seek abortion information and counselling and the right of doctors to refuse to co-operate in this process. We recognise two dilemmas for doctors. • Firstly, the reservations of those doctors who do decide to give information yet are denied the time-honoured practice of giving the woman a professional letter of referral. • Secondly there is due recognition in the Act of the right of doctors who are conscientious objectors to not co-operate in the process of procuring an abortion but there is no reference in the Act as to how the woman may achieve her objective. In addressing these dilemmas we offer no concrete solutions, other than our document now presented, and stand by our earlier public statement which says "In providing these services the General Practitioner is governed by his/her individual conscience, by the ethical guidelines as laid down by the Medical Council and the law of the land". In other words we are stating that where individual GPs have a conscientious objection, the onus lies on others to assist the woman in obtaining the necessary information.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)en
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen
dc.subjectABORTIONen
dc.subjectTRAININGen
dc.subjectINFORMATIONen
dc.titleTraining programme and information for General Practitoners: in response to the Termination of Pregnancy Information Act 1995 for the Task Group on Information and Counselling for Crisis Pregnancy, Irish College of General Practitioners.en
dc.typeReporten
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