Universal precautions midwives" views and practices by Nancy M. Thomas

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Published by School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd .

Written in English

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  • Midwives -- Health and hygiene.

Edition Notes

A project undertaken with the support of a joint research fellowship awarded by the Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting and the University of Glamorgan.

Book details

StatementNancy M. Thomas, Sandy Kirkman, Colin Torrance.
ContributionsKirkman, Sandy., Torrance, Colin., University of Glamorgan. School of Care Sciences., Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18699725M
ISBN 101840540761

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