Women's healthcare service in General Practice: a national survey of current service provisions and attitudes of Irish General Practitioners.
|dc.contributor.author||Ni Riain, Ailis|
|dc.identifier.citation||Ni Riain, Ailis, Canning, Philomena. 2000. Women's healthcare service in General Practice: a national survey of current service provisions and attitudes of Irish General Practitioners. Dublin: Irish College of General Practitioners.||en_GB|
|dc.description||Women's healthcare is a priority for government, for medical professionals and, of course, for women themselves. General practitioners will playa central role in the provision of an expanded service. While there is some data on the attitudes and preferences of women in this area, little information is available on the services provided by GPs, the barriers to a wider service or their attitudes. Such information is required to inform the development of women's health services. This study, combining focus group discussions with a random, national survey was designed to provide this baseline data. A stratified random sample of 30% of Irish GPs (778) was surveyed and a further 13 participated in focus group discussions. Confidentiality was assured and a variety of views were expressed. The satisfactory response rate in summertime indicates a high level of interest in this area. There is generally a high level of provision of family planning and women's health services throughout the country. A large majority of GPs believe that family planning is an integral aspect of general practice and that a comprehensive service is feasible. Female GPs, doctors under the age of 40, those with a Family Planning Certificate, rural GPs and those with a practice nurse are more likely to provide a broader range of services.||en_GB|
|dc.description.sponsorship||General Medical Services Scheme. Education and Research Fund and the Irish College of General Practitioners Education and Research Foundation.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)||en_GB|
|dc.title||Women's healthcare service in General Practice: a national survey of current service provisions and attitudes of Irish General Practitioners.||en_GB|
|dc.contributor.department||University College Dublin. Department of General Practice.||en_GB|