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Midwifery Freedom To Practise

Author : Lindsay Reid
ISBN : 9780443103124
Genre : Medical
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This book deals with the central theme of freedom to practise midwifery in selected countries of the world. Each chapter has a separate author who has specific knowledge of the country for that chapter either as a citizen or researcher. The underpinning theme of this book is the philosophy of best midwifery practice - particularly that which is evidence-based. To clarify the meaning of the term, the book includes an initial chapter that discusses the aims and realities of achieving 'best practice' - wherever in the world a midwife may be and under whatever circumstances she may be working.
Category: Medical

2006 2009 Clinical Guidelines For Midwifery Women S Health

Author : Nell Tharpe
ISBN : 0763738220
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This text presents a compilation of current practices that includes evidence-based, traditional, and empiric care from a wide variety of sources. Each Guideline moves through problem identification and treatment using a standardized format for day-to-day clinical practice with diverse populations. The Guidelines are currently in use by many practices as a way of meeting the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) recommendations, and are acceptable for collaborative practice with physician colleagues.
Category: Health & Fitness

Midwifery And The Medicalization Of Childbirth

Author : Edwin R. Van Teijlingen
ISBN : 1594540314
Genre : Medical
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This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.
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The Making Of Man Midwifery

Author : Adrian Wilson
ISBN : 0674543238
Genre : History
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In England in the seventeenth century, childbirth was the province of women. The midwife ran the birth, helped by female "gossips"; men, including the doctors of the day, were excluded both from the delivery and from the subsequent month of lying-in. But in the eighteenth century there emerged a new practitioner: the "man-midwife" who acted in lieu of a midwife and delivered normal births. By the late eighteenth century, men-midwives had achieved a permanent place in the management of childbirth, especially in the most lucrative spheres of practice. Why did women desert the traditional midwife? How was it that a domain of female control and collective solidarity became instead a region of male medical practice? What had broken down the barrier that had formerly excluded the male practitioner from the management of birth? This confident and authoritative work explores and explains a remarkable transformation--a shift not just in medical practices but in gender relations. Exploring the sociocultural dimensions of childbirth, Wilson argues with great skill that it was not the desires of medical men but the choices of mothers that summoned man-midwifery into being.
Category: History

Oxford Handbook Of Midwifery

Author : Janet Medforth
ISBN : 9780198754787
Genre : Midwifery
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This unique and bestselling handbook provides midwives with everything they need for successful practice. It contains concise, practical and expert guidance on all aspects of the midwife's role, from pre-conceptual advice to the final post-natal examination of the mother and baby.
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The Art Of Midwifery

Author : Hilary Marland
ISBN : 9781134818136
Genre : History
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The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
Category: History

Midwifery

Author : Sara Wickham
ISBN : 9780750675406
Genre : Medical
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Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.
Category: Medical

Varney S Midwifery

Author : Helen Varney
ISBN : 0763718564
Genre : Medical
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Known as the “bible†of midwifery, this new edition of Varney's Midwifery has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the full scope of current midwifery practice in a balance of art and science, a blend of spirituality and evidence-based care, and a commitment to being with women.
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Reconceiving Midwifery

Author : Cecilia Benoit
ISBN : 0773526900
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Midwifery in the developed world is in a state of ferment and change - a phenomenon referred to as the 'new midwifery'. This title offers analysis of the new midwifery as it is practised and reflects on regional differences in the emerging profession, providing a systematic account of its historical, local and international roots and more.
Category: Family & Relationships

Skills For Midwifery Practice

Author : Ruth Johnson
ISBN : 9780702044250
Genre : Medical
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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044809. This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills. Tells you everything you need to know about: Abdominal examination Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs Infection control Hygiene needs Elimination management Drug administration Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills Assessment of the baby Infant nutrition Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy Moving and handling Perioperative skills Wound management Restricted mobility management Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student Clear layout ensures easy access to information Highly illustrated to aid understanding Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour Application of national guideline for the management of care Postnatal examination Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques Specific information on locating pulse sites More on SATS monitoring Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.
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Trends In Midwifery Research

Author : Randell E. Balin
ISBN : 1594544778
Genre : Medical
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Midwifery is used to describe a number of different types of health practitioners, other than doctors, who provide prenatal care to expecting mothers, attend the birth of the infant and provide postnatal care to the mother and infant. Nurse-midwives also provide gynaecological care to women of all ages. Practitioners of midwifery are known as midwives, a term used in reference to both women and men (the term means "with the woman"). Most are independent practitioners who work with obstetricians when the need arises. They usually deal with normal births only but are trained to recognise and deal with deviation from the norm. If something abnormal is discovered during prenatal care, the client is sent to an obstetrician. Other midwives will deal with abnormal births, including breech birth. There are two main divisions of modern midwifery in the United States, nurse-midwives and direct-entry midwives. In the United Kingdom midwives are practitioners in their own right, and take responsibility for the antenatal, intrapartum and immediate postnatal care of women. In many parts of the world, midwives delivery far more children than doctors. This new book brings together the latest research on this ever-changing field.
Category: Medical

Decision Making In Midwifery Practice

Author : Maureen D. Raynor
ISBN : 9780443073847
Genre : Medical
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The book looks at a broad perspective of decision making and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect related to making crucial decisions. Following an initial introduction the book explores the concept of autonomy and the many factors that influence autonomous practise. The role of knowledge in decision making, using evidence to inform decisions, as well as different approaches to decision making are also examined - including the traditional or rational approach, decision analysis and the development of professional judgement. Dilemmas arise when decisions are made and therefore ethical decision making is an important component of this book. Management decisions may be different from those related to giving specific care to women, hence one chapter focuses on making management decisions. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the midwife in helping women make their own decisions, the role of reflection in enhancing the decisions midwives make and the support midwives can receive from their Supervisor of Midwives. Flowcharts explain and facilitate the decision-making process. A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions
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Midwifery At A Glance

Author : Eleanor Forrest
ISBN : 9781118874455
Genre : Medical
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Midwifery at a Glance offers an easy-to-read yet comprehensive overview of everything a midwifery student needs to know, from conception to care of the newborn. This practical guide provides coverage of normal pregnancy, maternal and foetal physiology, and pre-existing medical conditions and how these affect pregnancy and birth. It also features vital information on the role of the midwife, evidence-based practice, health promotion education, and perinatal mental health, as well as neonatal care and an overview of emergency situations. Midwifery at a Glance: Contains superb full colour illustrations throughout Is written specifically for midwifery students and includes all the concepts found on the midwifery curriculum Demonstrates links with other relevant multidisciplinary healthcare professionals Midwifery at a Glance is the ideal guide, offering educational support for midwifery students in the application of midwifery knowledge into clinical practice.
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Midwifery

Author : Sally K. Tracy
ISBN : 9780729579285
Genre : Medical
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Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers
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Nurse Midwifery

Author : Laura Elizabeth Ettinger
ISBN : 9780814210239
Genre : Medical
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Evidence Based Midwifery

Author : Helen Spiby
ISBN : 1444314610
Genre : Medical
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Evidence based practice is now widely accepted as a fundamental tenet of midwifery. The importance of evidence in defining midwifery policy and practice in the UK health system, and others, is acknowledged and enduring. While the development and evaluation of research in midwifery is well charted, the question of how such evidence is incorporated into practice has, to date, received less attention and discussion in the midwifery profession. Answering this need, Evidence Based Midwifery focuses on the dissemination and use of evidence for midwifery practice, and explores midwives’ experiences in using the evidence base to inform policy and enhance clinical practice. Written by a highly-regarded and diverse group from the UK and international midwifery community, Evidence Based Midwifery addresses issues of relevance to all midwives whether clinical practitioners or educators, students or supervisors, researchers or managers. Issues that influence evidence based midwifery are discussed, and topics covered include problem based learning, implementation of evidence based guidelines and the involvement of service users. Edited by founder members of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network International collaboration with contributions from the UK, Greece, Canada and the Netherlands Primary focus on the incorporation of evidence into midwifery practice Real-life examples throughout
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