Triumph over the barricades and put the evidence into practice

Caroline J. Hollins Martin

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In some instances midwives find it difficult to implement research into practice (Albers, 2001). For example, evidence informs of the benefits of providing continuous support during labour (Hodnett et al, 2003), yet one midwife to one woman is not compulsory in every maternity unit in the UK. Olsen (1997) meta-analyzed research that relates to the relative safety of home birth compared to hospital birth. Results found no difference in survival rates between babies born at home and those born in hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008


  • midwifery
  • evidence into practice


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