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dc.contributor.advisorPeacock, Nadineen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Molly Ken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-31T17:15:00Z
dc.date.available2017-10-31T17:15:00Z
dc.date.created2017-08en_US
dc.date.issued2017-08-04en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21937
dc.description.abstractAbortion providers are vulnerable to stigmatization and harassment because of their work. This stigmatization ultimately impacts the availability of abortion care overall. A recent quantitative study demonstrated that stigma is experienced differently by abortion providers in freestanding clinics than by those in hospital-based clinics, but qualitative inquiry is required to illuminate the specific processes and resources that impact providers’ experiences of stigma in different contexts. This study explored the meaning of abortion provision work to providers, how providers experience and manage stigmatization of their work, and how these experiences and stigma management strategies differ for providers in various work roles, clinics and clinic settings. Ashforth and Kreiner’s theory of “Dirty Work”, which seeks to explain how stigmatized workers maintain positive work role identities, was the conceptual framework for this inquiry. The mixed methods study design featured qualitative observation of clinic settings, in-depth interviews with providers, and quantitative surveys of abortion providers’ experiences of work-related stigma. The study sample included abortion providers (n=31) from two freestanding and two hospital-based clinics that provide surgical abortions. Findings from the study illustrate the aspects of abortion provision stigma that affect all providers, as well as those that are unique to specific work roles, clinics and clinic settings. This detailed understanding of contextual influences on abortion provision stigma will facilitate supporting providers in the ways that are relevant for the contexts in which they work.en_US
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dc.subjectAbortion Stigma Family Planningen_US
dc.titleAbortion Providers' Experiences with Stigmatization in Different Work Roles, Clinics and Clinic Typesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Health Sciences-Community Health Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHandler, Ardenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKennelly, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHaider, Sadiaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKottke, Melissaen_US
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dc.contributor.chairPeacock, Nadineen_US


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