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Medical surveillance of the work of the clinic-based midwife

J. V. Larsen
Curationis | Vol 2, No 2 | a452 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v2i2.452 | © 1979 J. V. Larsen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1979 | Published: 27 September 1979

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J. V. Larsen, Department of obstetrics and gynaecology, King Edward viii hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

The comprehensive Health Programme of the South African Department of Health is based upon the concept of a base hospital linked with peripheral clinics staffed by nursing sisters. Supervision and training of such nurses is normally carried out by medical staff visiting from the base hospital. In the case of midwifery, the methods of medical supervision of the staff must be different from those employed in a hospital situation.

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