丹麥孕產照護:助產師和產科醫師共同照護模式

Translated title of the contribution: Maternity care practice in Denmark: A model of collaboration between midwives and obstetricians

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Abstract

Objectives: The shared care model between obstetricians and midwives is one of the most adopted maternity care models in advanced industrial countries. This article attempts to introduce the Danish maternity care system, which practices this model, to enrich our understanding of the practice in which a collaboration between obstetricians and midwives is practiced, and also to learn the advantages and logic of care embedded in its practice. Methods: To understand Danish maternity care practice, this article is based on data from the Danish media, the national database (Statistics Denmark), related articles and books, field work with interviews of obstetricians, midwives, and pregnant couples from 2014-2017, and participant observations in 7 hospitals in Denmark. Results: Danish law, which ensures a division of labor between obstetricians and midwives that enables midwifery and obstetric professionals to work following a model of collaboration that provides care according to a woman's need. The logic of the Danish maternity care means that when the system is facing challenges from a rising home birth rate and shortage of midwives, Danish society listens to different perspectives from obstetric and midwifery professionals and also to women's need when generating strategies to overcome those challenges. Conclusions: This model serves as a good example to the Taiwanese government and society, and it is therefore of value to learn the core value and care practice policy in this maternity care model.

Translated title of the contributionMaternity care practice in Denmark: A model of collaboration between midwives and obstetricians
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)280-294
Number of pages15
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • Denmark
  • Maternity care
  • Midwife
  • Model of collaboration
  • Obstetrician

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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