Obstetric Fistula
Guiding Principles for Clinical Management and Programme Development
Lewis, G., De Bernis, L.
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ISBN-13    9789241593670 ISBN-10    9241593679
Order Number    19300213 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2006        73   pages
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***This book is a winner of the British Medical Association's 2007 annual Medical Book Competition. Highly commended in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category***

This manual is intended to be a practical guide to be read and used at many different levels by many different people, especially health-care professionals and planners, policy-makers and community leaders. Its three main objectives illuminate its wide reach and potential utility. First of all, it strives to draw attention to the urgent issue of obstetric fistula and advocates for change. Secondly, it provides essential, factual background information along with principles for developing fistula prevention and treatment strategies and programmes. Finally, it endeavours to contribute to the development of more effective services for women under treatment for fistula repair.

It is divided into two sections: 1. Understanding the problem and developing national approach; and 2. Basic principles for caring for women undergoing obstetric fistula repair. It is expected that this manual will be used extensively by countries and partners to implement and scale-up effective programmes for eliminating obstetric fistula.

Principles for the development of a national or sub-national strategy for the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula
Clinical and surgical principles for the management and repair of obsteric fistula
Principles of nursing are
Principles for pre- and post-operative physiotherapy
Principles for social reintegration