Shifts and handovers

  • Sheila C. Hunt
  • Anthea Symonds


When this study began the main area of interest related to the theme of continuity of carer and the belief that the disruption in the care of women in labour was most acute when one midwife went off duty and handed over the care of the woman to another midwife. Total continuity of carer from pregnancy through labour and into the post-natal period seemed to be an impossibility or at least an unlikely pattern of care for most women.


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© Sheila Hunt and Anthea Symonds 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila C. Hunt
    • 1
  • Anthea Symonds
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK
  2. 2.University of WalesSwanseaUK

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