Place of birth: Can 'Maternity Matters' really deliver choice?

Edwards, A. (2008) Place of birth: Can 'Maternity Matters' really deliver choice? British Journal of Midwifery, 16 (12). pp. 771-775. ISSN 0969-4900

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This article provides an overview of the literature regarding choice and how this impacts on the potential success of 'Maternity Matters', with particular focus on place of birth. The findings neither favour nor discourage the introduction of the latest government paper, but indicate the complexity of implementing choice. Choice is not straightforward and women are placed within a whirlpool of Influences from professionals, the institution and from those around them. There are a number of success stories and these should be used as examples of good practice but many trusts and individuals will need to think quickly and carefully about how they will Implement Maternity Matters, not least because of the tight deadline set.

Item Type: Article
Date: December 2008
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2020 10:35

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