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The politics of maternity.

Mander, Rosemary; Edwards, Nadine; McHugh, Nessa; Murphy-Lawless, Jo; Patterson, Jenny


Rosemary Mander

Nadine Edwards

Jo Murphy-Lawless

Jenny Patterson


Changes in the culture of health care require that, to be effective, midwifery practice should become more woman-centred. This may be facilitated by adopting a stronger community orientation. In this way the hegemony of maternity care may be addressed. This paper seeks to draw readers’ attention to political developments and to inspire midwives to greater awareness and, possibly, activity.


Mander, R., Edwards, N., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J., & Patterson, J. (2014). The politics of maternity. Practising Midwife, 17, 21-23

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014-02
Deposit Date Apr 23, 2015
Print ISSN 1461-3123
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Pages 21-23
Keywords Alternative hegemony;community voice; woman-centredness;
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