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First, create goodwill : The ten commandments of social change - the case of maternity services
conference contributionposted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen Lane
Professional workers - midwives and obstetricians - within 15 caseload maternity units were interviewed to evaluate their response to collaborative care models. The evidence shows that new discourses and models have the potential to disrupt the 'silo effect' of old professional boundaries and to facilitate a realignment between midwives and obstetricians along more egalitarian lines. However change is not automatic. Among other conditions, a coalition of 'change champions' is necessary to build cultures of respect and recognition among all staff.