The Patient-Centered (R)Evolution

Authors

  • Michael C. Klein MD, CCFP,

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    1. 1Michael Klein is Professor Emeritus of Family Practice and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 2Murray Enkin is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Sara Shields is Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; and 4Andrew Kotaska is Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
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  • 1 Murray W. Enkin MMD, FRCS(C),

    1. 1Michael Klein is Professor Emeritus of Family Practice and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 2Murray Enkin is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Sara Shields is Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; and 4Andrew Kotaska is Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
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  • 2 Andrew Kotaska MD, FRCSC,

    1. 1Michael Klein is Professor Emeritus of Family Practice and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 2Murray Enkin is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Sara Shields is Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; and 4Andrew Kotaska is Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
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  • and 4 Sara G. Shields MD, MS 3

    1. 1Michael Klein is Professor Emeritus of Family Practice and Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 2Murray Enkin is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Sara Shields is Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; and 4Andrew Kotaska is Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
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Abstract

PREFACE: This “In the Literature” column has a different genesis from previous columns. It emanates from a discussion that began on the Maternity Care Discussion Group (MCDG), an online group of more than 600 family physicians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, and doulas that has been hosted on the College of Family Physicians of Canada website for 20 years. Although mainly a Canadian list, international participants are welcome to join in the struggle to improve maternity care and support those who provide it. To join the MCDG List, send an e-mail to mklein@interchange.ubc.ca.

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