Woman centred care: has the definition been morphing of late? [Editorial]

Rigg, Elizabeth ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2281-9749 and Dahlen, Hannah (2021) Woman centred care: has the definition been morphing of late? [Editorial]. Women and Birth, 34 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1871-5192


Abstract

The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife (2020) provided us with many challenges, during what should have been a year of celebration. This Special Issue honours the contributions midwives make to excellence in caring for women and their babies. We include papers from around the world, with topics ranging from supporting women and midwives during COVID-19, to workforce, education, models of care, politics and much more. At the heart of our profession is the deeply valued philosophy of woman centred care. While there are many ways woman centred care is referred to (including erroneously as women centred care), it has roots in midwifery. Continuity of midwifery care is often seen as an integral part of this. Taking an example from Australia over the past 20 years, we call on midwives around the world to be vigilant about how this central underpinning philosophy can be changed in subtle but powerful ways.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 - )
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 - )
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 23:59
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 04:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: woman centred care, birth, midwives practice
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4204 Midwifery > 420401 Clinical midwifery
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4204 Midwifery > 420402 Models of care and place of birth
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280112 Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.12.013
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41857

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