publication . Research . 2018

Institutionalisation and professional dynamics in home births: insights from a STSM comparing Israel and Portugal

Santos, M. J. D. S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Country: Portugal
The aim of this paper is to explore some of the professional dynamics around home births in Israel and Portugal, in a comparative analysis. Institutionalisation of home births is recognised for its advantages, including making home births safer. In Israel, home births are more institutionalised than in Portugal: there is a dedicated guideline issued by the government; and licensed home birth midwives are affiliated with an association that can work as a community of practice, at the same time as it mediates the communication between these midwives and other health professionals, and between these midwives and the state. However, Israel also serves as an example ...
free text keywords: Home birth, Regulation, Israel, Portugal, :Ciências Médicas::Ciências da Saúde [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Sociologia [Domínio/Área Científica]
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FCT| UID/SOC/03126/2013
Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147300
  • Funding stream: 5876
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