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Section 4 - Organisational issues

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 April 2019

Róisín Monteiro
Affiliation:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals’ NHS Trust
Marwa Salman
Affiliation:
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Surbhi Malhotra
Affiliation:
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Steve Yentis
Affiliation:
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
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Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy
A Practical Guide
, pp. 479 - 517
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Committee Opinion no. 646. Ethical considerations for including women as research participants. Obstet Gynecol 2015; 126: e100–7.
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Further reading

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