Midwifery: Preparation for Practice / Edition 2

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice / Edition 2

by Sally Pairman, Tracy, Thorogood, Pincombe
     
 

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice is the first text of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and places the woman and midwife at the centre of midwifery care. The approach is in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. Written by experienced and respected

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Midwifery: Preparation for Practice is the first text of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and places the woman and midwife at the centre of midwifery care. The approach is in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. Written by experienced and respected midwives from both countries, this highly illustrated book provides a sound foundation on which to base midwifery practice while reflecting today's socio-political contexts.

  • Develops and supports competent and confident midwives who are able to make professional judgements - in partnership with women - on their own authority.
  • Pedagogically rich chapters with chapter overviews, learning outcomes, key terms, clinical interest boxes, reflective and critical thinking questions, context-specific boxes, research and critical appraisal activities, plentiful diagrams and illustrations, summary boxes and questions for review, references, further reading lists and online resources.
  • A unique emphasis on a woman-centred approach, which emphasises the normal, physiologicial life event that is child-birth, that is, birth without unnecessary intervention.
  • Equips midwives to work autonomously within the full scope of midwifery practice, and collaboratively with other health professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780729539289
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Pages:
976
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Australian and New Zealand health and maternity services3
Ch. 2The Australian and New Zealand context34
Ch. 3Understanding world views for midwifery48
Ch. 4Risk and safety61
Ch. 5Ways of looking at evidence and measurement72
Ch. 6The place of birth94
Ch. 7Challenges to women's health115
Ch. 8Making decisions about fertility138
Ch. 9Transitions152
Ch. 10Professional frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand169
Ch. 11Legal frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand191
Ch. 12Ethical frameworks for practice208
Ch. 13Life skills for midwifery practice223
Ch. 14Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice237
Ch. 15Working in partnership258
Ch. 16Working in collaboration271
Ch. 17Promoting physiological birth280
Ch. 18The physiology of conception and pregnancy295
Ch. 19Nutritional foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and lactation327
Ch. 20Working with women in pregnancy341
Ch. 21Physiological changes during labour and the postnatal period375
Ch. 22Supporting women in labour and birth393
Ch. 23Working with pain in labour416
Ch. 24Using water for labour and birth429
Ch. 25Maintaining the integrity of the pelvic floor444
Ch. 26Supporting women becoming mothers455
Ch. 27Supporting the newborn infant469
Ch. 28Supporting the breastfeeding mother507
Ch. 29Pharmacology and prescribing524
Ch. 30Completing the midwife-woman partnership543
Ch. 31Contraception561
Ch. 32Screening and assessment585
Ch. 33Challenges in pregnancy610
Ch. 34Disturbances in the rhythm of labour679
Ch. 35Interventions in pregnancy, labour and birth717
Ch. 36Life-threatening emergencies756
Ch. 37Complications in the postnatal period803
Ch. 38Complications of the newborn818
Ch. 39Grief and bereavement840

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