Work-life balance

Sandom, Amanda
April 2004
British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;Apr2004, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p172
Academic Journal
Delves into the effects of shortage of midwives on the regional variations in maternity services in Great Britain. Speculations on the neglect of new mother's health and risks of lives; Relation of the decreased number of midwives on the falling birth rates; Inability among women to juggle finances, careers and parenting.


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