Family-Centred Perinatal Care : Improving Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care Paperback / softback
Since childbirth became a medicalized - and usually hospitalized - event a century ago, women's and families' psychosocial needs have been relegated to a somewhat peripheral role within the clinically focussed hierarchy of medical care.
This text reinstates psychosocial issues as a primary focus of care, together with clinical excellence.
Family-centred care is a familiar phrase in today's maternity services, with professional guidelines and hospital policies including the term in their care protocols; however, few definitions, and no specific standards, for family-centred care exist.
While all caregivers and care services are likely to define their care as sensitive to women's needs, and family-centred, the actual implementation of a family-centred approach - despite it being a current fashion in care - is still inadequate.
This book clearly defines family-centred perinatal care, and outlines how truly family-centred care can, and should, be implemented, and how, and where, this has been done.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 236 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 03/04/2017
- Category: Gynaecology & obstetrics
- ISBN: 9781316627952