"Women’s and Healthcare Workers’ Beliefs and Experiences Surrounding Abortion: The Case of Haiti", Brenda Owusu, DNP, PI

The aim of this study was to explore and gain a greater understanding of women's and healthcare workers' beliefs and experiences about abortion in Haiti.

The study used a descriptive qualitative design. Eight focus groups were conducted with Haitian women and healthcare workers in five communities in the south of Haiti. Results showed an urgent need to create a public health response that addresses different dimensions of abortion by engaging women and healthcare providers in rapid and concrete actions that promote access and safe care of women. It is imperative to conduct more research related to abortion in order to examine other associated factors to better understand the links between abortion and sexual health disparities among Haitian women. This study was published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.