A New Postnatal Home Care Worker: Challenges for Training, Implementation and Policy
Sutherland, Jessica Kaye
The rise in paid care workers has not, until very recently, included carers specifically trained to provide domiciliary postnatal care. In 2002 a new occupation of domiciliary postnatal carers was introduced in the catchment area of a large metropolitan hospital in Adelaide, South Australia. The carers work with professional midwives to provide home-based postnatal support to women discharged early from hospital following childbirth.
Zadoroznyj, M. & Sutherland, J.K., 2007. A New Postnatal Home Care Worker: Challenges for Training, Implementation and Policy. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 42(2), 227-240.