Testing for HIV in the antenatal clinic : the views of midwives.
Self administered questionnaires were given to 34 midwives, who regularly counsel parturient women about the HIV anitobody test, to investigate their attitudes to the test being offered in the antenatal clinic.
Most of the midwives felt that testing should not be compulsory and the test should be offered to all pregnant women who ask for it, not only those in recognized risk groups.
Most also felt that women should be told the results of the test and that it should not be the midwives aim to increase the number of women having the test.
Most felt that all midwives should counsel about the test but would like health advisers, GPs and obstetricians to be involved also.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sage femme, Perception sociale, Attitude, Dépistage, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Conseil psychologique, Rôle thérapeutique, Personnel sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Midwife, Social perception, Attitude, Medical screening, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Psychological counseling, Therapeutic role, Health staff, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0323489
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.