Martha Paynter: teaching abortion care

2019 Scholar Martha Paynter has co-written an article in the Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse entitled Nurses are Key Members of the Abortion Care Team: Why aren't Schools of Nursing Teaching Abortion Care?

The authors argue that in order to destigmatize abortion and improve access, undergraduate nursing and nurse practitioner programs across the country must begin to include abortion and family planning competencies.


Martha Paynter is a registered nurse, activist, and researcher. She is a staff nurse at the IWK Health Centre Family Newborn Care Unit and a PhD Candidate in Nursing at Dalhousie University.