A story of scrutiny and fear: Australian midwives' experiences of an external review of obstetric services, being involved with litigation and the impact on clinical practice.

@article{Hood2010ASO,
  title={A story of scrutiny and fear: Australian midwives' experiences of an external review of obstetric services, being involved with litigation and the impact on clinical practice.},
  author={Laraine Hood and Jennifer Fenwick and Janice Butt},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={268-85}
}
OBJECTIVES to describe Australian midwives' experiences of an external review of obstetric services, involvement in legal proceedings and the impact on midwives' clinical practice and personal wellbeing. BACKGROUND the external review process (commonly referred to as the 'Douglas Inquiry') was initiated by a state government and was in response to hospital staff and consumer complaints that focused on anomalies in client care and a significantly high rate of adverse outcomes and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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