The organisation of midwifery care

  • Rosemary Currell
Part of the Midwifery Practice book series (MIPRA)


When midwifery care entailed a more or less skilled woman in the village attending the confinements of her neighbours, little organisation was required. Now that midwifery care entails all women in the Western World being closely monitored throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal days by women who have highly developed clinical and interpersonal skills, organisation is a major concern for all involved. Georgopoulos (1972) describing the problems of hospital organisation states:

However useful or necessary technological progress might be, it is not a substitute for social efficiency; technological innovation and improvements cannot compensate for obsolescence in the social-psychological sector and organisational arrangements on which the system relies.


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