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Midwives Model Of Care

The midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle;

  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support;

  • Minimizing technological interventions; and

  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
copyright-1996-2001 Midwifery Task Force                  

Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The patient has the right to:

  1. Considerate and respectful treatment.

  2. Obtain from their physician complete information concerning their diagnosis, treatments and prognosis in terms the patient can reasonably be expected to understand.

  3. Know by name the physician responsible for their care.

  4. Receive from their physician the information necessary to give true informed consent prior to any procedure or treatment. This information should include a description of the procedure or treatment, the risks involved and the probable duration of the incapacitation.

  5. Information regarding medical alternatives.

  6. Refuse medical treatment.

  7. Refuse to participate in any medical experimentation.

  8. Know and question hospital rules and regulations that apply to their conduct as patients.

  9. Examine and receive and explanation of their bill regardless of the source of payment.

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