Domicillary midwifery and the public health nursing service

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246372
Title:
Domicillary midwifery and the public health nursing service
Authors:
Dempsey, Anne; Mulcahy, Helen
Publisher:
South Eastern Health Board (SEHB)
Issue Date:
28-Jan-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246372
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Domiciliary midwifery and the Public Health Nursing service are not nornally associated together although this was not always the case. Therefore the impetus for this project stems from a decision by the South Eastern Health Board (SEHB) to provide a service for a client who had applied for a home confinement. The health board is obliged to provide a service under the provisions of the Health Act 1970 (Department of Hea1th, 1970, Appendix 1.), and the provision of domiciliary midwifery services remains one of the duties of Public Health Nurses (PHN's) (Department of Health, 1966), despite negligible involvement in this area. The current role of the PHN is to deliver primary health care to the population of a defined geographical area within the context of the community care programme. The potential to care for pregnant women, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO, 1985) extends beyond the system present today, the shift of care must move from secondary to tertiary to primary care level. McMurray (1993) states that as responsiveness to the needs of the community is the key feature of primary health care, nurses working within this context must by definition 'change and evolve in conjunction with the community and society" (p.320).
Keywords:
MIDWIFERY; PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Helenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-30T15:33:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-30T15:33:02Z-
dc.date.issued1998-01-28-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/246372-
dc.descriptionDomiciliary midwifery and the Public Health Nursing service are not nornally associated together although this was not always the case. Therefore the impetus for this project stems from a decision by the South Eastern Health Board (SEHB) to provide a service for a client who had applied for a home confinement. The health board is obliged to provide a service under the provisions of the Health Act 1970 (Department of Hea1th, 1970, Appendix 1.), and the provision of domiciliary midwifery services remains one of the duties of Public Health Nurses (PHN's) (Department of Health, 1966), despite negligible involvement in this area. The current role of the PHN is to deliver primary health care to the population of a defined geographical area within the context of the community care programme. The potential to care for pregnant women, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO, 1985) extends beyond the system present today, the shift of care must move from secondary to tertiary to primary care level. McMurray (1993) states that as responsiveness to the needs of the community is the key feature of primary health care, nurses working within this context must by definition 'change and evolve in conjunction with the community and society" (p.320).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSouth Eastern Health Board (SEHB)en_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFERYen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH NURSESen_GB
dc.titleDomicillary midwifery and the public health nursing serviceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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