Being responsive to the needs of women who are being abused: Midwives in Action

Mary Steen

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Domestic violence is a significant contributory factor to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The Royal college of Midwives has recommended that midwives should assume a greater role in the detection and care of women who are abused. The maternity services at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust could not overlook the evidence in Why Mothers Die: Report on confidential enquiry into Maternal Deaths in trhe UK (1994-1996) which for the first time reported domestic violence as one of the causes of maternal death. Therefore maternity services in Leeds facilitated education and training for midwives work. The education programme was jointly developed with Leeds Inter-Agency Project Women and Violence, Social Services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeing responsive to the needs of women who are abused
Subtitle of host publicationMidwives in Action: a resource
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEnglish National Board (ENB)
Number of pages72
ISBN (Print)190169769X
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001

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