Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health / Edition 1

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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health highlights the important developments in public health over recent years and relates the implications for midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. This practical text will appeal to clinical midwives who may be unsure about the relevance of the public health agenda to their every day practice. It addresses a wide range of public health issues pertinent to every midwife, including: smoking in pregnancy, breastfeeding, sexual health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, normal birth, perinatal mental health and vulnerable groups, poverty and social exclusion. Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health is an invaluable guide for all midwives. Written in a succinct and accessible way, Each chapter includes summary boxes, key points for reflection and suggested further reading, Clearly highlights how public health underpins every midwife's practice by using examples and case studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405144414
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Series: Essential Midwifery Practice Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Foreword     xi
Notes on the Contributors     xv
Acknowledgements     xxi
The Midwifery Public Health Agenda: Setting the Scene   Debbie Garrod   Sheena Byrom     1
Health and Inequality: What Can Midwives Do?   Eileen Stringer     17
Smoking in Pregnancy: A Growing Public Health Problem   Grace Edwards   David King     49
Teenage Pregnancy: Everyone's Business   Vanessa Hollings   Claire Jackson   Clare McCann     71
Sexual Health: A Potential Time Bomb   Julie Kelly   Grace Edwards     93
Substance Misuse: What is the Problem?   Lyn McIver     115
Domestic Abuse in Pregnancy: A Public Health Issue   Sally Price     135
Maternal Mental Health: Working in Partnership   Samuel Dearman   Kathryn Gutteridge   Waquas Waheed     153
Supporting Breastfeeding: Midwives Facilitating a Community Model   Sue Henry   Fiona Dykes   Sheena Byrom   Michelle Atkin   Elaine Jackson     195
Normal Birth and Birth Centre Care: A Public Health Catalyst for Maternal and Societal Well-being   Soo Downe   DenisWalsh     209
Index     223
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