Maggie Flood

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether primary midwife care (caseload midwifery) decreases the caesarean section rate compared with standard maternity care. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary-care women's hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION A total of 2314 low-risk pregnant women. METHODS Women randomised to caseload received(More)
Violence against women is a significant public health issue. One form of violence against women, intimate partner abuse or domestic violence, is prevalent in Australia. In this article, we summarise the main theoretical and methodological debates informing prevalence research in this area. We explain why studies finding equivalent victimisation and(More)
BACKGROUND Continuity of care by a primary midwife during the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods has been recommended in Australia and many hospitals have introduced a caseload midwifery model of care. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of caseload midwifery on women's satisfaction with care across the maternity continuum. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of primary midwife-led care ('caseload midwifery') on women's experiences of childbirth. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary care women's hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION A total of 2314 low-risk pregnant women. METHODS Women randomised to caseload care received antenatal, intrapartum(More)
The perception of the amount of adjustment necessitated by the occurrence of common life events was assessed for 41 members of a senior citizens' club who ranged in age from 65 to 84. Significant agreement was found between the elderly subjects and the normative sample with regard to rank ordering of the life events. Markedly significant differences were(More)
An ever-expanding wealth of life-preserving high technology and scientific knowledge, coupled with expanded autonomy of nurses, has created for them ethical and moral dilemmas. As society's values are changing, manifested by an accelerated crime rate, malfeasance in high places, and seeming social indifference, have nurses maintained their ethical(More)
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