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Pregnancy and childbirth in English prisons : institutional ignominy and the pains of imprisonment
With a prison population of approximately 9000 women in England, it is estimated that approximately 600 pregnancies and 100 births occur annually. Despite an extensive literature on the sociology of reproduction, pregnancy ...
Protocol for a mixed-methods exploratory investigation of care following intensive care discharge: the REFLECT study
INTRODUCTION: A substantial number of patients discharged from intensive care units (ICUs) subsequently die without leaving hospital. It is unclear how many of these deaths are preventable. Ward-based management following ...
In labor or in limbo? : The experiences of women undergoing induction of labor in hospital: findings of a qualitative study
Background: Induction of labor currently accounts for around 25% of all births in high-resource countries, yet despite much research into medical aspects, little is known about how women experience this process. This study ...
Induction of labour: how do women get information and make decisions? Findings of a qualitative study
Background Induction of labour is one of the most frequent interventions in pregnancy. While it is not always unwelcome, it is associated with increased labour pain and further interventions. Evidence from earlier studies ...
Women’s views on partnership working with midwives during pregnancy and childbirth
Objective: To explore whether the UK Government agenda for partnership working and choice was realised or desired for women during pregnancy and childbirth. Design: A qualitative study was used to explore women’s experience ...
Resilience and survival : black teenage mothers 'looked after' by the State tell their stories about their experience of care
‘Looked after’ young people are among the most disadvantaged members of our society. While their disadvantaged status should not be ignored, poor outcomes are often emphasised at the expense of good ones. This paper reports ...
Lay and practitioner perspectives and experiences of obesity
Causes of obesity are known to be complex and multi-factorial. An increasing prevalence of obesity is of global concern. There is a need to fi nd effective obesity management and public health programmes. This paper draws ...