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The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Implementing the Process in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.advisor Skinner, Joan
dc.contributor.advisor Lennox, Sue
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-15T01:24:48Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T02:44:10Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-15T01:24:48Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T02:44:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18752
dc.description.abstract The Baby Friendly Initiative is a global initiative jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UNICEF). The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative has become the primary intervention strategy for strengthening the capacity of national health systems to protect and promote breastfeeding. WHO supports committees coordinating the BFHI process by placing particular emphasis on developing core groups of trainers, at national and regional levels developing reassessment and monitoring tools, to ensure the Initiative’s continued integrity and credibility and broadening the Initiative. This is a reflective paper that has documented the implementation of Baby Friendly Hospital (BFHI) in New Zealand. It describes the collaborative processes that were necessary to achieve such a goal and the sheer determinedness of a few. It demonstrates that with collegial passion and partnership, success and a political stance can be achieved from which health policy and reform can be directed. The International context is outlined simplistically with an explanation of the important documents and global initiatives which underpin the implementation of BFHI. The scientific evidence supporting the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is documented so that the reader has an appreciation of the importance of BFHI and good health. Background to the implementation of BFHI in New Zealand has been acknowledged. This process has been observed by the international community and seen as inspirational. With ministerial commitment and support the international documents have been rewritten to fit our unique maternity system, presented to the New Zealand community and instituted into health reforms. To conclude this paper looks to the future, the establishment of a National Breastfeeding Committee, and implementation of the Baby Friendly Initiative into the community. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Implementing health policy en_NZ
dc.subject Maternity nursing en_NZ
dc.subject Practice development en_NZ
dc.subject Professional training en_NZ
dc.subject Baby friendly hospital intiative en_NZ
dc.subject Exploratory study en_NZ
dc.title The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Implementing the Process in New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.cinahl Child Health Services en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.cinahl Health Care Delivery en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 321100 Nursing en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Midwifery en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts (Applied) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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