Chapter 11. Where does the Buck Stop? Accountability in Midwifery

  1. Stephen Tilley B.A., R.M.N., PhD.1 and
  2. Roger Watson B.Sc., PhD., R.G.N., C.Biol., F.I.Biol., I.L.T.M., F.R.S.A.2
  1. Rosemary Mander

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774564.ch11

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mander, R. (2004) Where does the Buck Stop? Accountability in Midwifery, in Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery, Second Edition (eds S. Tilley and R. Watson), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774564.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Senior Lecturer, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

  2. 2

    Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Studies, University of Hull, Hull

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064694

Online ISBN: 9780470774564

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Keywords:

  • midwifery;
  • childbirth;
  • institutional accountability;
  • midwives;
  • morbidity

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • What is Meant by Accountability?

  • To Whom is the Midwife Accountable?

  • Accountability and Autonomy

  • What are the Prerequisites for Accountable Midwifery Practice?

  • What are the Implications of the Midwife Being Accountable?

  • Conclusion