Report Review: State Of The World’s Fathers – Time For Action

REPORT REVIEW State of the world’s fathers: time for action State of the world’s fathers: time for action presents a summary of the current issues facing fathers with suggestions of what action is needed to improve the experience of fathers and the wellbeing of families across the world. Helman B, Levov R, van der Gaag […]

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Report Review – The new Irish maternity strategy 2016-2026

EVIDENCE Report Reviews The new Irish maternity strategy 2016-2026 In 2016, Ireland launched its first ever maternity strategy (Department of Health [IDH] 2016). This followed many high-profile controversies, including maternal and neonatal deaths due to medical misadventure. This article reviews Ireland’s history of maternity services, the new strategy and current perinatal mental health services. Irish […]

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Report Reviews – MBRRACE-UK: Saving lives, improving mothers’ care

EVIDENCE Report Reviews MBRRACE-UK: Saving lives, improving mothers’ care The third annual MBRRACE-UK report, Saving lives, improving mothers’ care report provides us with a picture of maternal deaths in the UK between 2012-14 and information on the lessons learned from the UK and Ireland Confidential enquiries into maternal deaths and morbidities between 2009-14. Globally, maternal […]

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Report Reviews: Perinatal mortality and morbidity: a retrospective

EVIDENCE Report Reviews Perinatal mortality and morbidity: a retrospective The UK stillbirth and neonatal mortality rate has fallen by a fifth in the last decade; however, stillbirth rates continue to be among the highest of high-income countries. The Government wants to halve the rate of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in England by 2030, with a […]

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Report Reviews: ‘Montgomery consent’: decision of the UK Supreme Court – Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015].

EVIDENCE Report Reviews ‘Montgomery consent’: decision of the UK Supreme Court – Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015]. [2015] UKSC 11; [2015] WLR 768 This landmark legal case has changed the law on consent in health care. All health care workers must be aware of the implications of this for their practice when ‘sharing information’ […]

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Not my choice: results of an online survey

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – February 2014 Not my choice: results of an online survey A survey into women’s experiences of giving birth in the UK, published in October 2013, provides a useful insight (Birthrights UK 2013). It is the first of its kind to capture women’s views on dignity in childbirth. The survey reflects […]

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