So, what is a nurse's role and obligation in this situation?
Nurses have a professional obligation to counsel all minors seeking an abortion on all of their options (i.e. discussing abortion, adoption and keeping the baby). Additionally, nurses must talk with the minor about their birth control options for moving forward. Some states also require that providers counsel on available clinics that offer birth control. (Westrick, 2014, page 136)
What would you do in this situation?
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