Women-centered care: Implementing a philosophy

Margie J. Schaps*, Edward S. Linn, George D. Wilbanks, Evelyn Rivers Wilbanks

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Abstract

Women share many health problems in common with men, and therefore seek guidance from similar health professionals. However, there are biologic, psychological, social, economic, life-style, legal, and ethical issues that affect women and for which women require specialized knowledge and care. The primary goal of improving women's health should continue to be the criterion for evaluating the components of the ideal model for a women's center. A center should be fluid enough to be accepted by patients, economical enough to complement existing clinical settings, and creative enough to improve substantially the health of women through services, education, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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    Schaps, M. J., Linn, E. S., Wilbanks, G. D., & Wilbanks, E. R. (1993). Women-centered care: Implementing a philosophy. Women's Health Issues, 3(2), 52-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1049-3867(05)80186-0