Health care workers knowledge, attitudes and practice towards post abortion care services in Gaborone health facilities
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Background: Post Abortion Care is a global strategy which is used to meet the growing commitment to reduce the unacceptably high maternal death rates due to complications related to incomplete, spontaneous or unsafely induced abortion. The knowledge of correct diagnoses, attitudes and practice of post abortion care in all the setting is a determinant of the quality of care given to the clients. The purpose of this study is to assess health care workers knowledge, attitudes and practice towards post abortion care in Gaborone health care facilities so as to improve the quality of the services. Methods: The design is a cross sectional descriptive study which triangulates quantitative survey and grounded theory as a qualitative strand. Data will be collected from the sample of the health workers who are directly or indirectly associated with post abortion care clients using self administered questionnaires, in-depth-interview and observation checklists. Concurrent parallel mixed method design will be used for sampling participants for the qualitative and quantitative components of the study. Descriptive statistics will be used to analyse quantitative data while conceptual content analysis will be used for qualitative data. Data will be merged during analysis and discussion. Results: Information from the study will be disseminated to the relevant stakeholders through seminars, conference presentations and publications.