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This Pregnancy Was Not Planned

Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University School of Nursing, USA)

Social Justice Case Studies

ISBN: 978-1-80455-747-1, eISBN: 978-1-80455-746-4

Publication date: 9 February 2023


Life has many unpredictable events even when all is seemingly going well. Emotional support can be invaluable when provided in a nonjudgmental environment. Sometimes being listened to is all that matters. No one is ever prepared for the unexpected, even when their personal life situation is seemingly progressing well. However, nor does one know what will even occur daily in one's life. Perhaps it can be said that life itself is unplanned. The best interventions for the unplanned is a supportive presence, education, and active listening. The latter provides persons impacted by unplanned situations, the opportunity to calmly consider their options and make an informed decision.


Green, C. (2023), "This Pregnancy Was Not Planned", Social Justice Case Studies, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 91-94.



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