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dc.contributor.authorGammons, S.
dc.contributor.authorSooben, R.D.
dc.contributor.authorHeslam, S.
dc.identifier.citationGammons , S , Sooben , R D & Heslam , S 2010 , ' Support and information about Down's syndrome ' , British Journal of Midwifery , vol. 18 , no. 11 , pp. 700-708 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 136533
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 34b383c2-c117-43e1-8604-bd0c84bf2e45
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5849
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79952401738
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : Copyright Mark Allen Healthcare [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractUK policies emphasize the importance of providing balanced and accurate information on Down's syndrome to pregnant women and supporting them to make informed choices about screening, diagnostic tests and, ultimately, whether or not to continue their pregnancy. This article presents key findings of a study that investigated the experiences of new parents of babies with Down's syndrome and the views of midwives and antenatal screening co-ordinators (ASCs) on what information and support is provided during pregnancy and at birth. While midwives/ASCs believe they provide information and support, the experience of parents indicates variability in how effectively these professionals deliver information to mothers and support them in making informed choices. This study reinforces the need for further training on what it is like to live with Down's syndrome in today's world for health professionals working in maternity services.en
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Midwifery
dc.titleSupport and information about Down's syndromeen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Nursing (Children, Learning Disability and Mental Health) and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Work, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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