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Title: Supervisors of midwives as human rights defenders
Authors: Jessiman, Wendy
Stuttaford, Maria
Contact Email: w.c.jessiman@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: supervisor of midwives
human rights defenders
human rights
maternity care
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Citation: Jessiman W & Stuttaford M (2012) Supervisors of midwives as human rights defenders, British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (6), pp. 428-431.
Abstract: A 'human rights defender' is a term used to describe people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights (United Nations General Assembly, 1999). The right to health is a human right. Although predating the Declaration of Human Rights and the right to health, the statutory framework of supervision can easily be aligned to the right to health. Supervisors of Midwives (SoMs) are specifically appointed to protect women and babies, ensure maternity services respond to the needs of women, and ensure that midwives provide a high standard of care. Therefore, in the area of childbirth SoMs perform a role similar to that of a human rights defender.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/8985
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Affiliation: NMH Research - Highland
University of Warwick

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