Haemoglobinopathies, antenatal screening and the midwife.

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon
dc.contributor.author Fielder, Anna
dc.contributor.author Kirkham, Mavis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T15:34:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T15:34:27Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, SM. Fielder, A. and Kirkham, M. (1996) Haemoglobinopathies, antenatal screening and the midwife. British Journal of Midwifery, 4 (6) pp.319-322. en
dc.identifier.issn 0969-4900
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3898
dc.description.abstract Key Points Lack of national enforceable and funded standards for screening for the haemoglobinopathies means that a great deal of discretion is devolved to the individual midwife. Naive conceptions of ‘race’ and lack of knowledge of the range of ethnic groups affected by haemoglobinopathies threatens the quality of service provided. Where one parent is a carrier, inaccurate knowledge of inheritance patterns means missed opportunities for health education. Inaccurate knowledge of inheritance patterns where both parents are carriers may lead to a child born with a major haemoglobinopathy and, potentially, to litigation. Purchasers should ensure that adequate resources are made available for in-service training on the haemoglobinopathies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Mark Allen en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject screening en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject midwife en
dc.title Haemoglobinopathies, antenatal screening and the midwife. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell en
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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