Respectful Care as a Human Right: Key Components of Implementing “Respectful Maternity Care”

Monika, Nongmeikapam and Gogoi, Nirmali (2023) Respectful Care as a Human Right: Key Components of Implementing “Respectful Maternity Care”. In: Current Innovations in Disease and Health Research Vol. 7. B P International (a part of SCIENCEDOMAIN International), pp. 170-181. ISBN 978-81-19761-37-1

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Over the past few decades the concept of “respectful maternity care” has evolved and expanded to have amore holistic approach. Respectful maternity care is a critical but often neglected area of quality healthcare. It is not only a crucial component ofquality of care but it is also ahuman right. World Health Organization recommendation states that: Respectful maternity care – which refers to care organized for and provided to all women in a manner that maintains their dignity, privacy and confidentiality, ensures freedom from harm and mistreatment, and enables informed choice and continuous support during labor and childbirth – is recommended.Over 90 global organizations, including the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), have endorsed a statement from WHO calling on governments, healthcare institutions and healthcare providers to prevent and eliminate disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth. In this chapter, we review the evidence of respectful maternity care and discuss about the significant considerations for professional practice for health care providers.

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