This policy research briefing sets out what is meant by a midwifery unit and some of the history and philosophy behind midwifery unit care. It describes how midwifery-led units have been established in many countries and introduces the current policy context in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe.

Authors: Mary Newburn, Sheena Byrom, Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho, Felipe Castro Cardona on behalf of MUNet

Philosophy of care and policy on midwifery unit care
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  • 10th August 2018 Create Date
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