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Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology PDF free download – This Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a life course approach is one of the first educational textbooks adopting this approach to women’s health. There has been growing recognition that using a life course approach for women’s health is vital for the prenatal period and has added value in early childhood. It also enhances health during reproductive aging and perimenopause and postmenopause and may affect risks and outcomes of malignant disease.
Focusing on the life course means a paradigmatic change of our view of how to treat women: it entails a shift from disease management to health management. Treatment and support are based on personal, participative, and context-based factors. Taking into account the context means that alongside the evidence based on randomized controlled trials and other scientific research, other types of knowledge have to be considered: the individual preferences of women, underlying values, social, ethnic and cultural aspects, clinical setting and living conditions at home. Context-based care is a continuous process of collective learning and improvement, weighing various different resources of knowledge and integrating them into practice. It is essential to use the ‘patient experience’ as an outcome variable when researching the effectiveness of this approach.
The role of the gynecologist, midwife, nurse, general practitioner, social worker and other professionals involved in the care of (pregnant) women is to provide information and help women in making appropriate choices. Information regarding possible benefits, potential risks and alternatives will allow a woman to choose the most appropriate treatment in line with her personal circumstances.