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Journal Vol. 28, No. 2 — Back to the Future

ISSN 0256-5004 (Print)

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Back to the future
Gill Boden and Beverley Beech look at what has not happened since Changing Childbirth

A celebration and a warning
Tania McIntosh looks at Changing Childbirth

Risk and contingency
Jo Murphy-Lawless talks about the politics of birth and risk

Violence in obstetrics
Beverley Beech reminds us why change is long overdue

Debriefing
Sophie Macfadyen shows the what, why and how of debriefing your experiences

FGM
Bríd Hehir suggests a change in the way women are supported and cared for

Better Births
Beverley Beech summarises the report on improving outcomes of maternity services in England

The Irish knitting project
Jo Murphy-Lawless gives an update

The Maternity Review
Annie Francis asks whether it is an opportunity for change or ‘just another report’

When midwives lie
Hannah Gray recounts how a health professional misused Social Services

Health visitors
Sarah Holdway shares her experience of the strong arm of the health police

Peace at home
Becki Caig shares her home water birth story

Are you mad?
Libby Barton tells her story

Book Reviews

Also in this issue:
Ombudsman finds King’s Lynn guilty of maladministration
2016 - United Nations Population Award
Independent Midwifery Insurance in Ireland
Conferences and campaigns

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