Attitudes and referral practices of maternity care professionals with regard to complementary and alternative medicine: An integrative review

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dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Lui, C-W
dc.contributor.author Sibbritt, D
dc.contributor.author Broom, A
dc.contributor.author Wardle, J
dc.contributor.author Homer, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2011, 67 (3), pp. 472 - 483
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17026
dc.description.abstract Aim. This paper presents an integrative literature review examining the attitudes and referral practices of midwives and other maternity care professionals with regard to complementary and alternative treatment and its use by pregnant women. Background. Use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy is a crucial healthcare issue. Recent discussion has identified the need to develop an integrated approach to maternity care. However, there is a lack of understanding of attitudes and behaviours of maternity care professionals towards these treatments. Data sources. A database search was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, Health Source, AMED and Maternity and Infant Care for the period 1999-2009. Review methods. An integrative review method was employed. Studies were selected if they reported results from primary data collection on professional practice/referral or knowledge/attitude towards complementary and alternative medicine by obstetricians, midwives and allied maternity care providers. Results. A total of 21 papers covering 19 studies were identified. Findings from these studies were extracted, grouped and examined according to three key themes: 'prevalence of practice, recommendation and referral', 'attitudes and views' and 'professionalism and professional identity'. Conclusion. There is a need for greater respect and cooperation between conventional and alternative practitioners as well as communication between all maternity care practitioners and their patients about the use of complementary and alternative medicine. There is a need for in-depth studies on the social dimension of practice as well as the inter- and intra-professional dynamics that shape providers' decision to use or refer to complementary and alternative medicine in maternity care. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05510.x
dc.title Attitudes and referral practices of maternity care professionals with regard to complementary and alternative medicine: An integrative review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 67
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Malden en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 472 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 483 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Symposium on Signal Processing and Its Applications
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 995146
dc.personcode 115707
dc.personcode 121319
dc.personcode 112076
dc.personcode 114952
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-08-28
dc.location.activity ISI:000287832800003 en_US
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia
dc.description.keywords Complementary and alternative medicine
dc.description.keywords Complementary therapies
dc.description.keywords Healthcare personnel
dc.description.keywords Literature review
dc.description.keywords Midwifery
dc.description.keywords Pregnancy
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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