Motherhood : an end and a means / Suzanne Mubarak
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Customer's self-audit to improve the technical quality of maternity care in Tabriz: a community trial Gholipour, K.; Tabrizi, J.S.; Asghari Jafarabadi, M.; Iezadi, S.; Farshbaf, N.; Farzam Rahbar, F.; Afsharniya, F. (2016-05)Pregnant women have a major role to play in assessing and improving their own quality of care. This study in Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran, aimed to assess the effectiveness of an intervention for pregnant women-based on education and support groups and involvement in quality assessment activities-in order to improve the technical quality of public maternity care at public health centres. The intervention phase took place between September 2012 and may 2013. The outcome measure was health-care providers' degree of adherence to the Iranian ...
Royston, Erica; Armstrong, Sue; World Health Organization (1989)Explores the many complex factors responsible for the huge number of preventable maternal deaths that continue to occur each year. Utilizing more than 400 references to the literature, the book documents the range of problems from personal fatalism, through social customs, to the shortcomings of the health services that must be understood if the special and long-neglected health needs of women are to receive appropriate attention. The book opens with a discussion of methodological problems in data collection and reporting that help explain why ...