Title

Politics, power, and birth

Aurora Affiliations

Midwifery and Wellness Center, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Abstract

Politics is the process and method of decision making for individuals and groups. Politics may define the power relationships between women and their healthcare providers. Politics may shape the experience for the woman. Nurses and birthing women can learn to negotiate the politics and power relationships surrounding the birth experience.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

21540682

DOI

10.1097/JPN.0b013e31821439a3