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Knowledge about attitudes can help change behaviour

Hollins Martin, Caroline 2000, 'Knowledge about attitudes can help change behaviour' , British Journal of Midwifery, 8 (11) , pp. 690-694.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of social attitudes. The purpose is to facilitate understanding of attitude structures and the application of this knowledge to midwifery practice. Attitudes have been defined and their development within individuals described. The above information has been applied to midwifery practice emphasizing the issue of respect for a client’s attitudes and opinions which may differ considerably from our own. Attitude change has been addressed in relation to helping women change behaviours which promote obstetric damage. An explanation has been given to assist midwives’ understanding of why women continue with damaging behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0969-4900
Depositing User: CJ Hollins-Martin
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 11:37
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/19219

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