An evaluation of midwifery-led care in the Health Service Executive North Eastern Area: the report of the MiDU study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299856
Title:
An evaluation of midwifery-led care in the Health Service Executive North Eastern Area: the report of the MiDU study
Authors:
Begley, Cecily; Devane, Declan; Clarke, Mike
Affiliation:
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
Publisher:
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Nov-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299856
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Internationally, maternity care policy in developed countries has increasingly expanded from its original strong focus on safety for mother and baby to include issues of maternal choice and satisfaction. In particular, the complex concept of ‘informed choice’ for women is now to the fore. Safety in maternity care is an ambiguous concept and professional caregivers have to assess constantly what comprises either a ‘risk’ or a risk management/ avoidance strategy. Care during pregnancy and childbirth may be seen as a social process that affects both mother and baby in physical and psychological ways. As a result of falling fertility, women have fewer experiences of childbirth to assist them in understanding their care in labour and birth. Women may be choosing frequent use of epidural analgesia or planned caesarean section as ways to ‘control’ an interventionist birth process in under-resourced maternity units.1
Keywords:
NURSES; NURSING; MIDWIFE; HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Local subject classification:
MIDWIFERY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBegley, Cecilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDevane, Declanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Mikeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T14:22:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-26T14:22:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299856-
dc.descriptionInternationally, maternity care policy in developed countries has increasingly expanded from its original strong focus on safety for mother and baby to include issues of maternal choice and satisfaction. In particular, the complex concept of ‘informed choice’ for women is now to the fore. Safety in maternity care is an ambiguous concept and professional caregivers have to assess constantly what comprises either a ‘risk’ or a risk management/ avoidance strategy. Care during pregnancy and childbirth may be seen as a social process that affects both mother and baby in physical and psychological ways. As a result of falling fertility, women have fewer experiences of childbirth to assist them in understanding their care in labour and birth. Women may be choosing frequent use of epidural analgesia or planned caesarean section as ways to ‘control’ an interventionist birth process in under-resourced maternity units.1en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Health Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectNURSESen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherMIDWIFERYen_GB
dc.titleAn evaluation of midwifery-led care in the Health Service Executive North Eastern Area: the report of the MiDU studyen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublinen_GB
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