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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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: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
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: 28 Aug 2021 06:21

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