The New Midwifery / Edition 2

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Overview

Practicing as a midwife today requires not only good clinical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and emotional changes a woman experiences before and after birth. This book combines scientific knowledge with the more intangible skills needed for sensitive communication to provide the best possible care to the mother and her family. The second edition of this celebrated text vividly explores the various skills and approaches that lead to successful midwifery practice and uses care stories to bring these to life.
  • Provides a refreshingly new approach to key areas of midwifery practice in a way that brings practice to life.
  • Illustrates and supports the fundamental changes currently taking place in midwifery around the world.
  • Builds on the most up-to-date, evidence-based research to suggest guidelines for best practices.
  • Explores the impact of parenthood and offers strategies for effectively supporting individuals during this period of transition.
  • Includes "care stories" - case studies that highlight positive midwifery care and successful childbirth experiences.
  • Offers contrasting stories from around the world, illustrating how maternity care in industrialized society differs from that in a non-industrial or third world environment.
  • Provides up-to-date research and reference material.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"NEW MIDWIFERY 2ND EDITION combine scientific knowledge with the skills needed to provide the best possible care for the mother and her family." -- The Practising Midwife, June 2006.
Nancy E. Moss
The multiple contributors to this text illustrate a new approach to midwifery care which maintains the art while enhancing evidence based practice. The book is divided into three sections which are core to the new midwifery practice: effective and appropriate care, transition to parenting, and physical adaptation and growth in pregnancy, birth, and early life. The purpose is to illustrate new approaches to midwifery care in response to the changes occurring in practice and the educational level for entry into midwifery. These revolutionary changes bring the need for a new midwifery text, which these editors provide. This book is appropriately written for student midwives and midwives studying for higher degrees or those ensuring their practice remains competent and current. The text would be of interest to other obstetrical healthcare providers as well to illustrate how practice can be personal while scientifically based. The editors and contributors are previously published and recognized names in their fields of expertise, giving credibility to this new text. The content is covered in three sections. In the first section on effective and appropriate care, the focus is on ensuring that care is beneficial and that harm is avoided. The second section, transition to parenting, is a description of childbearing as a social as well as a physical process. The third section, physical adaptation and growth in pregnancy, birth, and early life, contains information about the physiological adaptation to pregnancy from conception through the infant's early life. This book is different than others with the traditional approach to midwifery education and practice. The editors of this bookbring an enhanced way of developing a more evidenced-based practice of midwifery to readers. This is a valuable book for all midwives practicing today with the current trends in healthcare toward higher education and research based practice.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Nancy E. Moss, PhD, RN, MSN(University of Cincinnati School of Nursing)
Description:The multiple contributors to this text illustrate a new approach to midwifery care which maintains the art while enhancing evidence-based practice. The book is divided into three sections which are core to the new midwifery practice: effective and appropriate care, transition to parenting, and physical adaptation and growth in pregnancy, birth, and early life.
Purpose:The purpose is to illustrate new approaches to midwifery care in response to the changes occurring in practice and the educational level for entry into midwifery. These revolutionary changes bring the need for a new midwifery text, which these editors provide.
Audience:This book is appropriately written for student midwives and midwives studying for higher degrees or those ensuring their practice remains competent and current. The text would be of interest to other obstetrical healthcare providers as well to illustrate how practice can be personal while scientifically based. The editors and contributors are previously published and recognized names in their fields of expertise, giving credibility to this new text.
Features:The content is covered in three sections. In the first section on effective and appropriate care, the focus is on ensuring that care is beneficial and that harm is avoided. The second section, transition to parenting, is a description of childbearing as a social as well as a physical process. The third section, physical adaptation and growth in pregnancy, birth, and early life, contains information about the physiological adaptation topregnancy from conception through the infant's early life.
Assessment:This book is different than others with the traditional approach to midwifery education and practice. The editors of this book bring an enhanced way of developing a more evidenced-based practice of midwifery to readers. This is a valuable book for all midwives practicing today with the current trends in healthcare toward higher education and research-based practice.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443100024
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 845,113
  • Product dimensions: 0.84 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1: Transition to Parenting and Relationships in Practice – Working with Women

1. What Women Want from Care Around the Time of Birth

2. First Relationships and the Growth of Love and Commitment

3. Becoming a Parent

4. Midwifery Partnership: Working ‘With’ Women

5. The Politics of Involving Women in Decision Making

6. Supporting Midwives to Support Women

7. Working with Women: Developing Continuity of Care in Practice

8. The Birth of Twins: A Reflection on Practice

Section 2: Putting Science into Practice

9. Evidence-Based Care and Twins

10. Evidence-Based Midwifery: Finding, Appraising and Applying Evidence in Practice

11. Risk: Theoretical or Actual?

12. Why Do Research?

13. Jenna’s Care Story: Post-Term Pregnancy

Section 3: Promoting Healthy Birth, Using Midwifery Skills and the Organisation of Practice

14. A Public Health View of Maternity Services

15. Reducing Inequalities in Childbirth: The Midwife’s Role in Public Health

16. Keeping Birth Normal

17. Being with Jane in Childbirth: Putting Science and Sensitivity into Practice

Index

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