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ISBN-13: 9780745662817
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ruth Deery is Professor of Maternal Health at the University ofWest of Scotland and NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Elaine Denny is Emeritus Professor of Health Sociology atBirmingham City University

Gayle Letherby is Professor of Sociology and Director of theInstitute of Health and Community at Plymouth University

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ruth Deery, Elaine Denny and Gayle Letherby

Part 1: Midwifery and the importance of sociology

1 Sociology for Midwives
Sarah Earle and Sarah Church

2 Sociology of Midwifery
Edwin van Teijlingen

3 Methods, Methodology and Epistemology
Gayle Letherby

4 Why Policy Matters
Alistair Hewison

Part 2: Key Issues and Concerns

5 Emotion Work and Midwifery
Ruth Deery and Pamela Fisher

6 Long Term Conditions and Disability
Elaine Denny

7 Meanings and Experiences of Risk in Midwifery
Jayne Samples and Bob Heyman

8 Midwives and Loss
Deborah Davidson

9 Fertility and Reproductive Technologies
Lorraine Culley and Nicky Hudson

Part 3: Debates and Controversies

10 Marginality and Social Exclusion
Jo Murphy Lawless and Nadine Edwards

11 Infant and Young Child Feeding: culture and context
Fiona Dykes

12 Commodification around Birth
Mavis Kirkham

13 Mental Health and Illness
Carol Kingdon

14 Sustainability and Midwifery Practice
Lorna Davies

Conclusion
Ruth Deery, Elaine Denny and Gayle Letherby

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