Informed Choice in Maternity Care

The MIDIRS Informed Choice Leaflets did not facilitate informed choice in the normal practice setting of our trial (Chapter 4) but some of the same leaflets did facilitate change after they had been used in discussion on a smaller scale ...

Author: Mavis Kirkham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137232625

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Informed choice in maternity care is government policy and is therefore an important issue in the education of midwives and obstetricians. This book brings together key research in the area and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. Informed Choice in Maternity Care is timely, topical and covers a number of current debates.

The Consumer s Informed Choice Guide

The Consumer's Informed Choice Guide is provided to assist potential consumers in understanding his/her vocational rehabilitation consumer rights as described in the 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act. Material is intended for ...

Author: CATS Careers, LLC


ISBN: 9780557531493



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Informed Choice of Medical Services Is the Law Just

... adequateor proposed(p.296). optionsthe 'informed self-determination. informed, distorted, As ethical Scutt suggested their Nor information treatments requirement choice'.a points there medical person is the treatment out, ...

Author: Marj Milburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351791045

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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This title was first published in 2001. This work is a uniquely multi-disciplinary contribution to the existing bioethical literature on the topic of informed choice of medical services. It is also the first comprehensive bioethical text to confront the central issue of power in the clinical encounter and to argue for statutory protection of the right to informed choice. While the majority of bioethicists argue for a conciliatory, rather than adversarial, approach to the chronic problem of uninformed consent, the author of this work argues that the external regulation of medicine is essential if the right to informed choice is to be protected. This argument is based upon an extensive review of the bioethical, legal, political, medical, sociological and philosophical literature, as well as a wide range of empirical and anecdotal evidence, evolving from a detailed exploration of power and the limits of rationality in the clinical encounter.

Healthy Eating Through Informed Choice

So many fast-food establishments, it seems, proudly inform us that they use only 'healthy' vegetable oils rather than saturated, animal fats for deep-frying. The problem is that when you heat up vegetable oils to the temperatures used ...

Author: Mark Burkitt

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783064793

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book offers a real insight into the complex issues that mould the frontiers of nutritional research. At last, here is a book, written for the layperson, by an expert in the science underpinning modern nutrition. After working at the forefront of biomedical research for over 20 years, exploring the fundamental chemical mechanisms by which nutrients such as vitamin C and E affect our health, Mark Burkitt felt he had to set the record straight on nutritional matters that are ever-increasingly causing confusion and alarm in the general public – so much so that many people have all but given up trying to eat a healthy diet. The overriding philosophy of Healthy Eating Through Informed Choice is that a healthy diet cannot be achieved by the blind following of 'rules' touted by the proponents of what Mark describes as the 'single issue diets'. The truth is, there are no simple answers. The way forward is through improved understanding of the underlying principles of nutrition. After reading Healthy Eating Through Informed Choice, readers will be able to make wise, informed decisions on what to eat. Ultimately, they will be able to see through the headlines and hype and begin to make sense of the mixed messages we are being given on diet and health. Although this book is aimed primarily for people with absolutely no prior knowledge of science, it should also prove invaluable to health professionals seeking clarity and guidance on the role played by diet in some of our most common diseases. Described as a 'specialist book for the non-specialist reader', Healthy Eating Through Informed Choice bridges the enormous gulf that has opened up between nutritional science – grounded in reality – and the large body of pseudoscientific claptrap being perpetuated by self-appointed gurus.

Informed Choices Cross Border Enforcemhb

This book compares and analyses the practical utility and potential pitfalls of the 2nd generation regulations (European Enforcement Order, European Order for Payment, European Small Claims Procedure and European Account Preservation Order) ...


Publisher: Intersentia

ISBN: 1780689691


Page: 530

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How to choose the most beneficial enforcement regime for cross-border claims of a client? A question considerably complicated by (1) the existence of various European Union enforcement tools and (2) particularities in the national legal systems that impact on the operation and suitability of the various enforcement tools. This book compares and analyses the practical utility and potential pitfalls of the 2nd generation regulations (European Enforcement Order, European Order for Payment, European Small Claims Procedure and European Account Preservation Order) and their relation to Brussels Ibis. The work is based on an extensive evaluation of case law (published and unpublished), empirical data and literature from eight Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain) and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

Research on the factors associated with making informed choices has tended to assess one dimension only, usually knowledge about a procedure. It is now widely acknowledged that informed choice is more complex than this and involves ...

Author: Susan Ayers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139465267

Category: Medical


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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This new edition is fully reworked and revised, offering an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters. There are two new editors: Susan Ayers from the University of Sussex and Kenneth Wallston from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The prestigious editorial team and their international, interdisciplinary cast of authors have reconceptualised their much-acclaimed handbook. The book is now in two parts: part I covers psychological aspects of health and illness, assessments, interventions and healthcare practice. Part II covers medical matters listed in alphabetical order. Among the many new topics added are: diet and health, ethnicity and health, clinical interviewing, mood assessment, communicating risk, medical interviewing, diagnostic procedures, organ donation, IVF, MMR, HRT, sleep disorders, skin disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

Informed Choices

Combining sound theory with rich hands-on activities, Informed Choices: A Guide for Teachers of College Writing is built on the premise that teaching writing is not about mastering a single best practice, but instead requires being ...

Author: Tara Lockhart

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9781457689925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Combining sound theory with rich hands-on activities, Informed Choices: A Guide for Teachers of College Writing is built on the premise that teaching writing is not about mastering a single best practice, but instead requires being responsive to a series of tradeoffs and paradoxes. Ideal for new TAs and experienced professors alike, it helps teachers navigate complex choices about course design, assessment, even professional growth—all within the context of trends in the field, institutional expectations, and their evolving pedagogical philosophies.

Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth Making Informed Decisions

Informed Choice is for maternity professionals, pregnant women, their families, and carers, (last accessed on July 8, 2008). International Childbirth Education Association, available for purchase.

Author: Nicette Jukelevics

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275999070

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Cesarean delivery - childbirth through an incision in the mother's lower abdomen - is now the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States. No one argues over the fact that it can be a life-saving procedure when the baby or mother is at risk. But for almost three decades in this nation, cesarean deliveries have increased, without substantially better outcomes for babies or mothers. Experts warn that up to 50 percent of the more than 1 million C-sections performed here each year are unnecessary. And that is where Nicette Jukelevics, a certified childbirth educator, researcher and writer, steps in with this book. Jukelevics aims to give women the insights they need to make an informed decision about whether natural or C-section birth is best for them and their babies. She explains when C-sections are necessary, and when they are not needed. She also addresses the overuse and misuse of medical procedures that can complicate labor and lead to C-sections, as well as reasons doctors may support or suggest C-sections, including outdated medical information, fear of liability, and economic advantages measured in doctors' time. This work also examines midwifery practices shown to safely reduce cesarean deliveries, but ignored or resisted by hospitals. Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth will interest not only expectant and future parents, but also to students and scholars of women's health, nursing, and public health.

Advertisers seek only to ensure that consumers make informed choices

Essay aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Didaktik - Englisch - Erörterungen und Aufsätze, Note: 1,0, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Veranstaltung: Writing I, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Advertisers seek only to ensure that consumers ...

Author: Florian König

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640523276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 5

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Essay aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Englisch - Erörterungen und Aufsätze, Note: 1,0, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Veranstaltung: Writing I, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Advertisers seek only to ensure that consumers make informed choices. The field of advertising is extremely broad and diverse. In general, advertising is simply a public notice meant to convey information and invite consumers to invest or buy a certain product or service. As that suggests, advertising has two basic purposes: to inform and to persuade. Even though, these purposes seem to be somewhat contradictory both are very often simultaneously present. [...]

Having Children After Cancer

Having Children After Cancer gives you all the tools you need to: Understand how different cancers can affect fertility Identify which treatments―chemo, radiation, and surgery―can potentially impair your fertility Discuss fertility ...

Author: Gina M. Shaw

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9781587613654

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Yes, you can have children after cancer. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many doctors and patients rush full-speed ahead into treatment, giving minimal attention to the potential fertility implications. Luckily, the field of oncofertility is growing quickly, and medical writer Gina Shaw, herself a cancer survivor, is ready to unravel the complex and evolving issues involved in pre- and post-cancer fertility and family-building options—for both men and women. Having Children After Cancer gives you all the tools you need to: Understand how different cancers can affect fertility Identify which treatments―chemo, radiation, and surgery―can potentially impair your fertility Discuss fertility-sparing treatment options with your doctor Select the fertility preservation method that’s right for you—from freezing eggs, embryos, and sperm to preserving ovarian tissue Analyze the chances of getting pregnant—using natural methods and with in vitro fertilization Determinethe best time to get pregnant (and which drug therapies to avoid while doing so) Have a healthy post-cancer pregnancy Navigate surrogacy and what to tell prospective candidates about your medical history Consider adoption and learn about survivor-friendly adoption programs and countries Find sample medical letters and other insurance-company red-tape busting information Think through the implications of mother- and fatherhood after cancer Figure out how to talk to your children about the big C With a foreword by top oncologist Hope Rugo of the UCSF Cancer Center, this first and only cancer-and-fertility guide for patients and survivors will allow you to be your own best advocate throughout the journey.

The Wiley Handbook of School Choice

2.4.3 Opportunistic Behavior in School Choice: Schools and Parents Safety, discussed earlier, refers to the ability to ... Schools were permitted to give first preference in the lottery to those students who made informed choices, ...

Author: Robert A. Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119082354

Category: Education

Page: 584

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Chapter 18 Lessons the United States Can Learn From Sweden's Experience with Independent Schools

Theory for Midwifery Practice

Informed choice Informed choice or informed decisionmaking occurs when technical knowledge is transferred to the patient and they make the final decision (Thompson, 2007). Wagner (2000:1678) proposes that 'any woman consenting to any ...

Author: Rosamund Bryar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230344389

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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This new edition of a highly regarded classic midwifery text encourages critical thinking about the art and science of midwifery. Promoting the idea that thinking directly affects practice, it offers a clear explanation of the concepts, theories and models that shape effective evidence-informed care for women. A host of expert contributors join best-selling author Rosamund Bryar in this extensively updated and reworked edited collection, which: captures the expansion of midwifery research that has tested and developed the field's traditional theory base highlights the value of theory from other disciplines - from psychology to ergonomic design incorporates the professional experience of theorists from across the world. With engaging end-of-chapter activities, this insightful book challenges you to reconsider the knowledge at the heart of your own midwifery practice. It is the essential text on midwifery's growing theoretical framework for students and practitioners alike.

New Perspectives for Environmental Policies Through Behavioral Economics

The idea of “informed” choice might also raise hard conceptual questions. ... Perhaps we can conclude that people who display systematic biases are (by definition) not making informed choices, and encourage choice architects to make ...

Author: Frank Beckenbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319167930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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This book presents essential insights on environmental policy derived from behavioral economics. The authors demonstrate the potential of behavioral economics to drive environmental protection and to generate concrete proposals for the efficient design of policy instruments. Moreover, detailed recommendations on how to use “nudges” and related instruments to move industry and society toward a sustainable course are presented. This book addresses the needs of environmental economists, behavioral economists and environmental policymakers, as well as all readers interested in the intersection between behavioral economics and environmental policy.

Improving Accountability in Medicare Managed Care

RECOMMENDATION 6 The federal government should hold Medicare choices accountable by requiring them to meet comparable ... This process of informed choice should be facilitated so that plans compete to exceed those minimum standards.

Author: Charles E. Grassley

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788172514


Page: 135

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Focuses on how Congress & the Administration can provide better information to Medicare beneficiaries when they are trying to select the right health plan to meet their health care needs. Contains statements from U.S. Senate Committee on Aging members as well as testimony from the Medicare Rights Center in New York City, the Institute of Medicine in Stanford, CA, the Health Benefits Service of the California Public Employees Retirement System, & a Medicare beneficiary. Includes General Accounting Office responses to Senate questions on the operations of the Health Care Financing Administration.

Health Care Financing Review

For example , stage - matched interventions for Medicare beneficiaries could be administered by means of informed - choice booklets , by State Health Insurance Assistance Program ( SHIP ) counselors , or by computerized expert systems ...



ISBN: OSU:32437121202010

Category: Medical care


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Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2002 Department of Education

The policies and procedures must include the provision of information and the necessary support services to assist applicants and eligible individuals in making informed choices . These provisions reflect the policy articulated in ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies


ISBN: LOC:00092835510

Category: United States

Page: 9

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Public Health and Welfare Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

As regard the aim of the public reporting initiatives searched, the interest in supporting patients choices showing ... This kind of strategy is relevant on a side to allow patients to take informed decisions on healthcare services ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522516750

Category: Medical

Page: 1536

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The prevention and treatment of diseases is a primary concern for any nation in modern society. To maintain an effective public health system, procedures and infrastructure must be analyzed and enhanced accordingly. Public Health and Welfare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research perspectives on public health initiatives and promotion efforts. Highlighting critical analyses and emerging innovations on an international scale, this book is a pivotal reference source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of public health infrastructures.

The Cartwright Papers

RIGHT Right to Make an Informed Choice and Give Informed Consent Services may be provided to a consumer only if that ... Where a consumer has diminished competence, that consumer retains the right to make informed choices and give ...

Author: Joanna Manning

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 9781877242458

Category: Cancer

Page: 223

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The Cervical Cancer Inquiry and its report (known as the Cartwright Report) were momentous events in the recent history of New Zealand. Critical issues were at stake: matters of life and death; the life's work of leaders within the medical profession; professional reputations; public trust in the profession, and its own sense of self-worth. After seven months of considering evidence, Judge Silvia Cartwright, assisted by expert medical and legal teams and drawing on specialist opinion from all over the world, concluded that Associate Professor Herbert Green had been conducting unethical research at National Women's Hospital, and that many women had been affected. This book of essays recounts some of this history. Several of the contributors were participants: Clare Matheson writes as one of the patients; Professor Charlotte Paul was a medical adviser to the Inquiry; Sandra Coney (with Phillida Bunkle) wrote the article leading to the Inquiry; Dr Ron Jones was one of the three authors of the 1984 article, using data from Green's own patients, that demonstrated that carcinoma of the cervix had a significant invasive potential. Other authors are specialists in other fields: Professor Alastair Campbell and Associate Professor Joanna Manning comment from the perspective of medical ethics and medical law respectively; Ron Paterson is the Health and Disability Commissioner; Jan Crosthwaite is a philosopher with expertise in medical ethics. These essays not only review the history but also document how the Cartwright Report changed the whole landscape of medical practice and biomedical research in this country, leading to far better protections for both patients and research participants. Yet despite all the regulatory changes, the most significant change to which the Cartwright Report contributed was attitudinal - a rejection of medical paternalism and a new expectation that patients would be treated as partners in their care. The findings of the Report remain controversial and continue to be debated to this day. This book provides a perspective on the current debates and helps place them in context. As Clare Matheson (one of Green's patients) said: 'We must never forget lest it happen again'. Contributors include: Alastair Campbell, Silvia Cartwright, Sandra Coney, Jan Crosthwaite, Ron Jones, Joanna Manning, Clare Matheson, Ron Paterson, Charlotte Paul.