Aušra Tartilaitė-Paulauskienė, Ramunė Miežanskienė


The international research of scientists confirms, that proper identification of hazardous labour conditions during the visit to the obstetrician gynaecologist is exceptionally important to a pregnant woman the same as the foetus. The aim of the research. The research is aimed at revealing the experiences of Lithuanian obstetrician gynaecologists in the assessment of the state of health of pregnant women in relation to their working conditions. The description of research and its method. In order to achieve the purpose of the research, the survey was conducted in 2016 of November by sending an anonymous questionnaire to the members of two obstetrician-gynaecologists fellowships. The study involved 99 respondents out of 582 members involved in the fellowships‘ activity. The results of research revealed that more than 42 percent of respondents have been experiencing challenges while collecting the anamnesis of pregnant woman. Working conditions of pregnant woman had been discussed in details by 44,8 percent of the respondents; 43,8 percent of respondents indicated that the discussion of working conditions of pregnant women depends on the circumstances. More than 80 percent of respondents have confronted with internal conflicts while issuing sick leave certificates. More than half of the respondents while issuing a sick leave certificate to pregnant women were facing challenging situations. Conclusion. A large part of obstetricians gynaecologists refers to their own judgement whether and to what extent to investigate the working condition of pregnant women. This situation is related to the fact Lithuanian legislator does not provide any detailed methodology for obstetricians-gynaecologists how and to what extent investigate what are the working conditions of pregnant patients. In some cases obstetricians gynaecologists are under the necessity to address the problems of non-medical nature, therefore the cooperation with the National Labour Inspectorate would be useful.

Keyword(s): obstetrician gynaecologists; pregnancy; working conditions.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2016.106
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