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

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/SIM
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Simpson, Janet: 'Having an Abortion: clients satisfaction with an out-patient day-care service'
Date(s): 1979-1982
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes and 14 tapes
Name of creator(s): Simpson | Janet | fl 1980 | medical researcher
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged in two sections: dissertation and tape recordings.

Conditions governing access:

This material is available subject to the usual conditions of access to archives and manuscripts: by appointment with the archivist following completion of a reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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