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Assessment of the implementation of the model of integrated and humanised midwifery health services in Santiago,Chile

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DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2013.07.001
  • Midwifery Model
  • Maternal And New Born Well-Being
  • Humanisation Of Labour
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology


Assessment of the implementation of the model of integrated and humanised midwifery health services in Santiago, Chile e humanised midwifery health services in Santiago, Chile a,n Midwifery)a, Gabriel Cavada, PhD a Faculty of Medicine, School of Midwifery, Santiago, Un b Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Santiago a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 15 February 2013 Received in revised form 25 June 2013 Accepted 1 July 2013 Keywords: Midwifery model Humanisation of labour kness with regard ions to improve its All rights reserved. responsible autonomy, from medicalisation and technocracy to hile considering n centred model health care attention (CMPH, 2007a). Contents lists available at ScienceDirect ww Midwi Midwifery 29 (2013) 1151–1157 one ‘in which the room is pretty, and the mother is treated kindly,[email protected] (L. Pantoja). Health attention that is humanistic encourages women to eat and drink at free will during labour, bring a companion of their choice, facilitate movement during labour and upright position for birth. Davis-Floyd defines two kinds of humanism, a superficial 0266-6138/$ - see front matter & 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. n Corresponding authors. E-mail addresses: [email protected], [email protected] (L. Binfa), Humanistic health care means recognising users as a ‘subject’ not as an ‘object.’ This involves a move from paternalism to (Lobo, 2002). Humanisation is nothing else than an active search to a closer relationship with a human being, offering the best showed no self-critique, stating that they always expressed concern for their patie provided humanised professional assistance. Conclusions and implications for practice: by illuminating the main strengths and wea to the application of the model, these findings can help to inform strategies and act implementation. & 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Introduction respect of the natural tim

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