Midwifery: Preparation for Practice / Edition 2

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Perfect for:

  • • Bachelor of Midwifery students
  • • Postgraduate Midwifery students
  • • Practicing Midwives
  • • Combined Nursing degree students.

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e is the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students.

The third edition continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice-that of working in partnership with women and midwifery autonomy in practice and from this perspective, presents the midwife as a primary healthcare practitioner.

It carefully examines the very different maternity care systems in Australia and New Zealand, exploring both autonomous and collaborative practice and importantly documents the recent reforms in Australian midwifery practice.

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e places women and their babies safely at the centre of midwifery practice and will guide, inform and inspire midwifery students, recent graduates and experienced midwives alike.

• Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand

• Critical Thinking Exercises and Research Activities

• Midwifery Practice Scenarios

• Reflective Thinking Exercises and Case Studies

• Instructor and Student resources on Evolve, including Test Bank questions, answers to Review Questions and PowerPoint presentations.

  • • New chapter on Models of Health
  • • Increased content on cultural considerations, human rights, sustainability, mental health, obesity in pregnancy, communication in complex situations, intervention, complications in pregnancy and birth and assisted reproduction
  • • Midwifery Practice Scenarios throughout.

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice focuses on placing the woman and midwife at the center of care, in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. It reflects the socio-political contexts in which students in the two countries practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729539289
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Head of School, School of Midwifery and Group Manager Health, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand; Chair of Midwifery Council of New Zealand

Professor of Midwifery, Program Director, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Adelaide

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine; Coordinator Midwifery Studies, Edith Cowan University, Perth

Associate Professor, Midwifery Practice Development, Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service and University of Technology, Sydney; Conjoint Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Post-doctoral Research Fellow HERON Project, National Perinatal Statistics Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Australian and New Zealand health and maternity services 3
Ch. 2 The Australian and New Zealand context 34
Ch. 3 Understanding world views for midwifery 48
Ch. 4 Risk and safety 61
Ch. 5 Ways of looking at evidence and measurement 72
Ch. 6 The place of birth 94
Ch. 7 Challenges to women's health 115
Ch. 8 Making decisions about fertility 138
Ch. 9 Transitions 152
Ch. 10 Professional frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand 169
Ch. 11 Legal frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand 191
Ch. 12 Ethical frameworks for practice 208
Ch. 13 Life skills for midwifery practice 223
Ch. 14 Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice 237
Ch. 15 Working in partnership 258
Ch. 16 Working in collaboration 271
Ch. 17 Promoting physiological birth 280
Ch. 18 The physiology of conception and pregnancy 295
Ch. 19 Nutritional foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and lactation 327
Ch. 20 Working with women in pregnancy 341
Ch. 21 Physiological changes during labour and the postnatal period 375
Ch. 22 Supporting women in labour and birth 393
Ch. 23 Working with pain in labour 416
Ch. 24 Using water for labour and birth 429
Ch. 25 Maintaining the integrity of the pelvic floor 444
Ch. 26 Supporting women becoming mothers 455
Ch. 27 Supporting the newborn infant 469
Ch. 28 Supporting the breastfeeding mother 507
Ch. 29 Pharmacology and prescribing 524
Ch. 30 Completing the midwife-woman partnership 543
Ch. 31 Contraception 561
Ch. 32 Screening and assessment 585
Ch. 33 Challenges in pregnancy 610
Ch. 34 Disturbances in the rhythm of labour 679
Ch. 35 Interventions in pregnancy, labour and birth 717
Ch. 36 Life-threatening emergencies 756
Ch. 37 Complications in the postnatal period 803
Ch. 38 Complications of the newborn 818
Ch. 39 Grief and bereavement 840
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