Sensory impairment

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INTRODUCTION Sensory impairment has a major effect on people’s lives: it affects them physically, socially, emotionally and financially. However, it is often a part of who they are, the way…

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Maternity services and women’s experiences

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INTRODUCTION The past two decades have witnessed a dramatic change in maternity care. Despite these changes however, disabled women are still being marginalised in that their specific and individual needs…

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Women’s health and disability

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INTRODUCTION The promotion of health and a healthy life-style, and the availability of health promotion strategies or intervention plans to rectify any lack of well-being are very much on political,…

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Resources

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INTRODUCTION This chapter contains some of the possible resources that may be useful for both midwives and women with disabilities, their partners and families. The list is by no means…

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Women with intellectual disabilities

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidance to practising midwives when working with parents who are learning disabled. During the production of this chapter, the question was…

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The social construction of disability and motherhood

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INTRODUCTION Disability is difficult to define, depending on the different and conflicting constructions regarding its ‘nature’ and ‘meaning’. Society is increasingly self-regulating; with more closely focused definitions of what is…

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