Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change
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Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change

by Barbara A. Anderson
     
 

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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category
"This book is one of those turning points that will make an enormous difference."

Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MS, MPH
Author of Midwifery and Childbirth in America

"This book provides a well-rounded examination of the

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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category
"This book is one of those turning points that will make an enormous difference."

Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MS, MPH
Author of Midwifery and Childbirth in America

"This book provides a well-rounded examination of the issues we face in using evidence to inform our everyday clinical decisions...The authors have gathered current evidence and created practice scenarios to help the reader visualize EBP in action."

"In a country that has more independent midwives and group practices than hospital based midwives this type of book could possibly become the cornerstone in terms of the standards of midwifery care."--Nursing Times

From the Foreword by Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN
President, American College of Nurse Midwives
Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery
Yale University School of Nursing

Nurse-midwives often find themselves in situations where current research-based treatment conflicts with established practices that may be ineffective or even harmful. This text provides a roadmap for nurse-midwives who strive to implement change through evidence-based practice by presenting the most current evidence-based research on the care of childbearing women. It is the only book about evidence-based practice for nurse-midwives that encompasses the most controversial areas of practice. The text incorporates the foundations of midwifery and the midwifery model of care throughout.

The book discusses the use of electronic databases in examining evidence and identifying best practices. It considers how the current workforce environment affects the practice of nurse-midwifery, and describes evidence-based practices in the care of childbearing women. Each chapter reviews current literature, describes contemporary practices and explores whether these practices are based on scientific evidence. Case studies enhance the examination of evidence and the identification of best practices.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on scientific evidence as the framework for the practice of nurse-midwifery
  • Incorporates the hallmarks of midwifery and the midwifery model of care
  • Examines practices that are in conflict with scientific evidence
  • Provides guidance for practicing nurse-midwives in implementing best practices based upon scientific evidence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826108869
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara A. Anderson, CNM, DrPH, MPH, MS, FACNM, FAAN, was lead editor of the first edition of Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change and now has led the initiative to broaden the scope of this work in the second edition. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She has had a long career in nursing and public health, field-based teaching, mentorship, program planning, curriculum development and academic administration. She is lead editor of DNP Capstone Projects: Exemplars of Excellence in Practice (2015). She is coeditor of the award-winning text Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Research, and Practice (2008, 2012, 2016). Dr. Anderson currently serves as a journal referee for Social Science and Medicine. She has served as chair of the Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health section of the American Public Health Association. She led the urban initiative in California that won the Safe Motherhood Initiative-USA Model Program award. Dr. Anderson has been a program consultant in midwifery, public health and nursing in Africa, Asia and Latin America and has prepared nurses, midwives, and physicians in public health and the midwifery model of care in over 100 countries. She began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, writing a textbook on maternal health for Ethiopian nursing students.

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