Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015. WHO Guidelines Approved by the Guidelines Review Committee.

Excerpt: Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of health services for those receiving them. This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (also known as post-abortion care in some settings and provided as part of emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision.

Comment: This is a great WHO guideline, free to download from the internet, with very valuable information for Health Workers: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/abortion-task-shifting/en/ (HMV)