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The title registered midwife is a protected title in law. This means it can only be used by a person who is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century explores the fundamental aspects of midwifery practice based on the NMC's standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education, and guides the reader through the journey of becoming a registered midwife.

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Overview

The title registered midwife is a protected title in law. This means it can only be used by a person who is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century explores the fundamental aspects of midwifery practice based on the NMC's standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education, and guides the reader through the journey of becoming a registered midwife.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century is a contemporary text reflecting current midwifery practice. It will enable students to understand fundamental aspects of clinical practice in order to provide safe and effective care to women and their families in various situations and settings. It will help the reader develop their caring skills with a sound knowledge base, which will underpin the delivery of care-preparing them for registration with the NMC.

This text is: Written by midwives for student midwives and those who intend to undertake a programme of study leading to registration as a midwife, Accessible and interactive with case studies and activities throughout, enabling the reader to link theory to practice, Applicable to a number of care settings i.e. hospital, birth centre, community and independent midwifery practice. This text will be invaluable to all midwifery students, health care assistants, those undertaking NVQ level of study, or anyone who intends to undertake a programme of study leading to registration as a midwife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118690994
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 926,424
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cathy Hamilton BSc(Hons), MSc, RGN, RM, PGDip, PGCert is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and Supervisor of Midwives. In 2004 Cathy undertook the preparation for supervisors programme and has joined the team supervisors of midwives at West Herts NHS Trust.

Ian Peate BEd (Hons), MA (Lond), EN(G), RGN DipN (Lond), RNT, LLM is Associate Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Hertfordshire. Ian's key areas of interest are nursing practice and theory, sexual health and HIV/AIDS. His portfolio centrs on recruitment and marketing and professional academic development with the school of Nursing and Midwifery.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction Ian Peate Peate, Ian Cathy Hamilton Hamilton, Cathy 1

1 Effective Communication Tandy Deane-Gray Deane-Gray, Tandy 10

2 The Aims of Antenatal Care Laura Abbott Abbott, Laura 30

3 Programmes of Care During Childbirth Laura Abbott Abbott, Laura 46

4 Interdisciplinary Working: Seamless Working within Maternity Care Eileen Huish Huish, Eileen Lisa Nash Nash, Lisa 64

5 Intrapartum Care Annabel Jay Jay, Annabel Cathy Hamilton Hamilton, Cathy 81

6 Effective Emergency Care Caroline Duncombe Duncombe, Caroline Meryl Dimmock Dimmock, Meryl Sarah Green Green, Sarah 128

7 Initial Assessment and Examination of the Newborn Baby Lyn Dolby Dolby, Lyn 159

8 Effective Postnatal Care Annabel Jay Jay, Annabel 174

9 Medication and the Midwife Cathy Hamilton Hamilton, Cathy 209

10 Effective Documentation Carole Yearley Yearley, Carole Celia Wildeman Wildeman, Celia Chandra Mehta Mehta, Chandra 235

11 Regulating the Midwifery Profession - Protecting Women or the Profession? Christine Lawrence Lawrence, Christine Carole Yearley Yearley, Carole 261

12 The Impact of Cultural Issues on the Practice of Midwifery Celia Wildeman Wildeman, Celia 283

13 Legislation and the Midwife Cathy Hamilton Hamilton, Cathy Lisa Nash Nash, Lisa 299

14 Confidentiality Celia Wildeman Wildeman, Celia 317

15 Clinical Decision-Making Marianne Mead Mead, Marianne 334

16 Health, Safety and Environmental Issues Lisa Nash Nash, Lisa 350

17 Evidence-Based Practice Marianne Mead Mead, Marianne 368

18 Statutory Supervision of Midwives Kath Mannion Mannion, Kath 383

19 Clinical Governance Framework and Quality Assurance in Relation to Midwifery Care Cathy Rogers Rogers, Cathy Sally LuckLuck, Sally Nada Schiavone Schiavone, Nada 400

Answers to the Cultural Awareness Quiz 424

Glossary 427

Index 437

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