Stahl, K. and Hundley, V., 2003. Risk and risk assessment in pregnancy - do we scare because we care? Midwifery, 19 (4), pp. 298-309.
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The data suggest that labelling women to be 'at risk' may negatively affect their psychosocial state. The findings highlight the need to re-evaluate the risk catalogue in the German antenatal record (Mutterpass) as well as the German maternity guidelines (Mutterschaftsrichtlinien). Although this study was conducted within the German system of antenatal care, the findings raise questions about the effects of risk labelling in maternity care wherever it is practised. Further research is needed to assess women's psychosocial state in a more representative sample, to explore women's experiences and satisfaction with the practice of risk assessment and to investigate the reasons for the high variability in documenting women's risk factors.
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health|
|Deposited By:||Professor Vanora Hundley|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2012 12:21|
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