Chapter 14. How Midwives Should Organise to Provide Intrapartum Care

  1. Denis Walsh RM, MA, PhD Associate Professor in Midwifery2 and
  2. Soo Downe RM, BSc, PhD Professor of Midwifery Studies3
  1. Chris McCourt Professor Faculty

Published Online: 17 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317701.ch14

Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care

Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care

How to Cite

McCourt, C. (2010) How Midwives Should Organise to Provide Intrapartum Care, in Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care (eds D. Walsh and S. Downe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317701.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    Midwifery Studies Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Author Information

  1. Thames Valley University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176989

Online ISBN: 9781444317701

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Keywords:

  • midwives - in organising to provide intrapartum care;
  • clinical safety and cultural and psychosocial safety;
  • characteristics of modern hospital organisation and their underlying design;
  • organisational and workforce measures - addressing some of the problems;
  • women's views of hospital birth;
  • intrapartum care - currently organised in hospitals;
  • unit with obstetric services, consultant obstetrician(s) and midwives;
  • women's and their families' experiences of intrapartum care;
  • caseload midwifery schemes and re-establishment of midwife-led care;
  • hospital- or community-based organisation of care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are women's views of hospital birth?

  • How is intrapartum care currently organised in hospitals?

  • Evidence on reform

  • Political, managerial and leadership skills

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References