Practice improvement, breastfeeding duration and health visitors

Spencer, Rachael and Greatrex-White, Sheila and Fraser, Diane M. (2010) Practice improvement, breastfeeding duration and health visitors. Community Practitioner, 83 (9). pp. 19-22. ISSN 1462-2815

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Abstract

The primary purpose of practice improvement is to
improve clinical practice through changing the
behaviour of healthcare professionals. Breastfeeding is a key public health issue, conferring benefits associated with both infant and maternal health, yet breastfeeding rates in the UK and Ireland are among the lowest in Western Europe. In this paper, the ways in which practice improvement can be utilised to enhance both efficiency and
effectiveness are described, using a case study of the
potential contribution of health visitors to increasing
breastfeeding duration in primary care in order to
illustrate this in clinical practice.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:practice improvement, health visitors, Breastfeeding
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B720 Midwifery
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B712 Health Visiting
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:3452
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:14 Oct 2010 14:03
Last Modified:24 Sep 2014 16:44

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