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Informed Choice in Maternity Care - Mavis Kirkham

Informed Choice in Maternity Care

Paperback Published: 23rd August 2004
ISBN: 9780333998434
Number Of Pages: 302

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Informed choice in maternity care is government policy and is therefore an important issue in the education of midwives and obstetricians. This book brings together key research in the area and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. Informed Choice in Maternity Care is timely, topical and covers a number of current debates.

Introduction
Why can't women just say no? And does it really matter?p. 1
Informed choice in maternity carep. 31
How midwives used protective steering to facilitate informed choice in pregnancyp. 57
Can leaflets deliver informed choice?p. 71
Is there a difference between a free gift and a planned purchase? The use of evidence-based leaflets in maternity carep. 87
The culture of the maternity services in Wales and England as a barrier to informed choicep. 117
Information used by pregnant women, and their understanding and use of evidence-based informed choice leafletsp. 147
Integrating MIDIRS informed choice leaflets into a maternity servicep. 169
Should doctors perform caesarean for 'informed choice' alone?p. 185
Negotiating elective Caesarean section : an obstetric team perspectivep. 211
Birth experiences of South Asian Muslim women : marginalized choice within the maternity servicesp. 237
The misleading myth of choice : the continuing oppression of women in childbirthp. 257
Choice and bureaucracyp. 265
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ISBN: 9780333998434
ISBN-10: 033399843X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 23rd August 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1