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Moral distress among obstetricians and gynecologists in the post-Roe era

Erika Sabbath, ScD
Boston College
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle fall 2022
Duration 24 months
Amount $238,310

Following the Roe v. Wade reversal, obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) practicing in states with abortion bans are at risk for moral distress due to their need to choose between appropriate care for patients and their own legal jeopardy. Through qualitative interviews with OB-GYNs in four states with abortion bans, Dr. Sabbath and her team will aim to describe the impact of changes to clinical practice and subsequent moral distress, identify systems-level practices that can protect against moral distress, and generate recommendations to support personal and professional wellbeing of OB-GYNs in states with abortion bans.