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Restructuring of Finnish Maternity Care

Date: 1.1.1995-31.12.1998
Code: 2250
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (ESF), Dept. of Sociology
Address: Gezeliusgatan 2, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-02-2154327
Fax +358-2-2154 808
E-mail sirpa.wrede@abo.fi
Project leader: PhD Elianne Riska, professor (1.1.1995-31.12.1998)
Researchers: PM Sirpa Wrede (1.1.1995-31.12.1998)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
Man months: 12 months in 1998; Totally: 48 months
Partners: Forskarskolan vid Helsingfors universitet - Befolkning, hälsa och levnadsförhål - Väestön terveys ja elinolot
Contacts: 1.Maternity care in Finland, Canada andSweden, samarbetsprojekt med professor Cecilia Benoit, Univ. of Victoria, Kanada 2.Evolution of maternity care in Northern Europe and North America.A working group for a research project.Projektet leds av Raymond DeVries, St.Olafs College, U.S.A.
Keywords: mödravård, hälsovård, mödravårdscentraler, äitiyshuolto, terveydenhoito, äitiysneuvolat, , hälsovårdforskning, hälsovårdspolitik, yrkesgrupper, health care, health policy analysis, health professions,

The Restructuring of Finnish Maternity Care.The goal of the project is to illuminate the processes of change that have restructured Finnish maternity care in the 1990s.Another goal is to develop concepts and methods for the sociology of health care.A historical-sociological health-policy analysis has been adopted as a method.The Finnish system of maternity centers was chosen as a case study.


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