Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context

Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context

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This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women. Each substantive chapter focuses on a different country, presenting detailed contextual information on health care provision, maternity interventions and birth outcomes there. They discuss key issues such as birth rates and fertility patterns, the role of patient choice, attitudes to place of birth and maternity entitlements among others, and the countries covered represent diverse welfare regimes, including Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. An extended introduction and a conclusion draw the book together and place it in the context of the literature on comparative welfare regimes. It is an important reference for students and academics interested in comparative social policy, health services research, and maternity services and policies.of what became known as the Mother and Child Scheme, associated with the then Minister for Health Dr NoAll Browne, and the introduction of the Maternity and Infant Care Scheme under the 1953 Health Act shaped maternity policy for theanbsp;...

Title:Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context
Author:Patricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-01-09


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