Public health and wellbeing: A matter for the midwife?

Crabbe, K. and Hemingway, A., 2014. Public health and wellbeing: A matter for the midwife? British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (9), pp. 634-640.

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DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2014.22.9.634


This paper will provide a critical narrative review of public health interventions in pregnancy and the role of the midwife in public health. The historical and political context of public health and midwifery will be examined to give a background to the current midwifery public health agenda. The article will identify specific public health interventions used in pregnancy by midwives and assess how midwives perceive their role in implementing them. Midwives are important public health practitioners, who alongside other agencies can make a long-term, positive contribution to the life course of women and their families.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public health, Midwives, Domestic violence, Smoking cessation, Mental health
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22243
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Jul 2015 14:55
Last Modified:14 Jul 2015 14:55


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