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Simpson, Janet: 'Having an Abortion: clients satisfaction with an out-patient day-care service'

  • Simpson, Janet
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


This material represents Dr. Simpson's MSc project for the London School of Economics, 1980, investigating patient satisfaction with the pioneering day-care abortion service provided by Mile End Hospital in east London. 37 women applying for an abortion and 13 who had had abortions at the clinic were interviewed in the summer of 1979 about their expectations and experience of the service. The collection consists of the text of the dissertation, plus a shorter version of the findings published in Social Work Today in 1982, some additional material, and the tapes of the interviews undertaken for the project. The tapes contain numbered interviews, and in some cases also numbers which relate to the specific women who were subjects of the research, but this has not been done consistently, and there is no key to or explanation of the system. Some of the tapes are dated, others are not, but all of the interviews took place in summer 1979.



Physical description

2 volumes and 14 tapes


Acquisition note

This material was given to the Wellcome Library in May 2002 by Dr Simpson.

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