Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges.

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107604

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 786

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education.

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118690994

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 371

The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.
Categories: Medical

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118410936

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 256

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

It covers several different stages in a pregnancy. Each one by a midwife who introduces their own theme, recounts a vignette that throws light on their understanding of midwifery, reasons for becoming a midwife & subsequent career moves.

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415464374

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 413

Explores what it is to be a midwife, looks at what makes midwifery such a special profession. It covers several different stages in a pregnancy. Each one by a midwife who introduces their own theme, recounts a vignette that throws light on their understanding of midwifery, reasons for becoming a midwife & subsequent career moves.
Categories: Medical

Getting an Education

Getting an Education

Author: Midwifery Today

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:41865299

Category: Midwifery

Page: 90

View: 932

Categories: Midwifery

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

This book has sought to provide some answers to the question 'why become a midwife?' For those readers who are thinking ofbecoming midwives the chapters ...

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107611

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 629

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

So why is midwifery still so limited in the United States? That's a question Kopas and other activist midwives ... “Being a midwife is incredibly rewarding.

Author: Sandi Doughton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982141431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 495

A revealing guide to a career as a midwife written by award-winning health reporter Sandi Doughton and based on the real-life experiences of the chief of the midwifery practice group at the University of Washington—required reading for anyone pursuing a path to this life-changing profession. Becoming a Midwife takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a midwife. Midwives are medical professionals who provide care for childbearing women on their birthing journey. It is a growing career that combines compassion and emotional intelligence with nursing and healthcare. Expert midwife Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, specializes in healthy pregnancy and birth. As a veteran of the field, she has helped countless women on the path to labor by delivering their babies and following up with breastfeeding support, newborn care, and insight into the many psycho-social challenges women face in the transition to motherhood. Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Margaret Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:222922063

Category: Midwifery

Page: 572

View: 350

Categories: Midwifery

Midwifery

Midwifery

There is an interesting synergy to an individual's development as a midwife. To be a midwife requires a certain degree of personal development and maturity; ...

Author: Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 9780729539289

Category: Medical

Page: 1097

View: 585

Specifically reflects the historical and socio-political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. This new edition has a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills.
Categories: Medical

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France  Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread ...

Author: Scottie Hale Buehler

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1199025553

Category:

Page: 382

View: 876

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread governmental and medical intervention for the first time. Rhetoric blaming "ignorant" rural midwives justified government- or church-funded provincial training courses. Augmenting published textbooks, a variety of unexplored sources--such as surveys, student notes, advertisements, meeting minutes, marginalia, letters, and objects including mannequins and instruments--enables my project to investigate local negotiations around midwifery pedagogy. I argue that the French governmental and medical institutions sought to regulate and control midwifery, not eliminate the practice, thus challenging the simplified, Anglocentric narrative of male usurpation of the female domain of midwifery. Attention to the administrative practices of midwifery courses illustrates the limits of both the French absolutist monarchy and medical institutions to implement their will in the provinces. While midwifery courses expanded state and medical control over childbirth to an unprecedented degree, debates around midwifery education expose the diverse and sometimes conflicting strategies midwives employed. "Being and Becoming a Midwife" demonstrates the instability of the categories of "accoucheurs" (man-midwives) and "sages-femmes" (midwives) and the plurality of identities surrounding these terms in provincial France. Educated, licensed midwives practiced alongside untrained, licensed and unlicensed midwives. Frequently male and female practitioners collaborated through family ties, apprenticeships or educational relationships, and professional networks. Urban practitioners criticized rural midwives and surgeons alike for incompetence, revealing that geopolitical (urban and rural) and class differences shaped their social realities and medical practices as much as the division between man-midwife and midwife. By investigating the process of midwifery assimilation into mainstream medicine in eighteenth-century France, I uncover the ways that certain types of knowing become legitimized to the exclusion of others and how access to the profession was regulated.
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How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

This book is designed to help anyone who is struggling and needs a little (or a lot of) guidance.

Author: Monica Gribben

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526412270

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 627

Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’? This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including: juggling time succeeding in assignments and exams understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements managing finances coping with stress applying for jobs and more Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.
Categories: Medical

A Midwife in My Pocket

A Midwife in My Pocket

Writing this book has enabled me to put into words the skills that I have learned and use daily as a midwife.

Author: Emma Cook

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524666323

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

View: 119

My career as a midwife is the best in the world. I have written this book in a way that addresses the subjects that pop into your mind between visits to your own midwife. There is a lot of practical advice that you can access whenever you want to. The chapters cover from the earliest part of your pregnancy through to birth, feeding, settling, and enjoying your new baby. I hope you will find it an excellent resource as you go through your pregnancy. There are insights into how I felt during my pregnancy and in the first weeks with my new baby. Even midwives can feel vulnerable! This book will help you visit your midwife prepared for the steps that have to be taken throughout your pregnancy. It is meant as a guide to complement the care that your own midwife will undoubtedly give to you. As a community midwife, Ive amassed many tips and strategies for making pregnancy and early parenthood one of the most enriching experiences. Writing this book has enabled me to put into words the skills that I have learned and use daily as a midwife.
Categories: Self-Help

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Carolyn Steiger

Publisher: Hoogan House

ISBN: 0961923903

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 219

Categories: Medical

RCM Midwives

RCM Midwives

Letters Contributions If you would like to comment on anything in this journal , or
if you have an issue you would like to be aired for debate , please write to the
editor . Emma Godfrey , editor , RCM Midwives Journal , 15 Mansfield Street ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059813712

Category: Maternity nursing

Page:

View: 957

Categories: Maternity nursing

Becoming a Student Midwife

Becoming a Student Midwife

I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!

Author: Ellie Durant

Publisher:

ISBN: 1502591782

Category:

Page: 248

View: 959

'Becoming a Student Midwife' is essential reading for anyone wanting to become a midwife in the UK. It's designed to get you thinking like a midwife and navigate the hurdles of your application into midwifery! It also crucially features personal statement examples and detailed line by line analysis (good and bad) and over 50 Interview questions, analysis and answers.Topics include: Making sure Midwifery is right for you Getting the kind of experience that will get you noticed (in a good way!) Choosing your UK Midwifery Course and handling UCAS Writing an kick-ass Personal Statement The Essential Facts you need to know for your interview Use Nervousness to your Advantage with my acronym 'DOPE' (not that kind of dope) to Combat Anxiety in Interview Situations Maths and Literacy revision, 2x practice literacy and 2x practice maths tests and markschemes 50 Interview Questions, Analysis and Answers Whether you are starting out with a dream and don't know where to begin, or just need to bring your experience together, this book can help. It was written for you by a qualified midwife in conjunction with a careers advisor and midwifery interviewers. Feedback and Reviews: "Amazing book, I only wish I had read this before I applied last year! I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!" -Gemma, Gloucestershire "Q+As, inside tips and knowledge, it gets you thinking like a midwife. It's so competitive to get onto a course, this book is exactly what I was looking for!" -Meena, London "Found your book and it has reignited my excitement for midwifery! I am working towards being a student midwife and this has been really reassuring! I can actually do this!" -Kim, Leicester "She seems to really remember and understand what it's like to be at the beginning of your journey. Ellie breaks down every little step for you." - Mirriam, Reading "I ...wanted to say a HUGE thank you! I recently like a bolt from the blue realised I want to be a midwife - and then found out how hard it is to get on a course! Your book makes it so simple to see exactly what you need to do!" -Josie, Leicester
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How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader

How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader

believe to be right. ... For most nurses and midwives, becoming more engaged with the politics of health in all its forms is about building a system that ...

Author: David Ashton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119187004

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 834

How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an indispensable guide for all nurses and midwives who wish to develop and improve their practice as leaders. Written in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, this practical book draws on the real experience of over 10,000 nurses and midwives to bring leadership dilemmas to life in specific situations. Key learning features include: How to develop your self-awareness How to develop your personal impact and presence How to survive and thrive How to get your message across How to get the best out of others How to work with and lead other professionals and patients How to have courageous conversations How to balance conflicting demands and needs Containing exercises and reflective questions to help apply theory to leadership practice, How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an ideal companion for all nurses and midwives, whether you are newly qualified, or stepping into a team leader role.
Categories: Medical

An Unlikely Nurse Midwife

An Unlikely Nurse   Midwife

This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then.

Author: Anne Reavill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1499286945

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 326

Nursing was not something Anne had ever considered as a career, let alone becoming a midwife, but she had to do something and when she applied to a local hospital the matron insisted that she trained.This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then. On the wards she faced dealing with the seriously ill, death of a patient for the first time, learning how to give injections (which she had always dreaded), plus the endless bedpan rounds, ward cleaning, and long spells on night duty sometimes with confused and disruptive patients. And there was still time for some social life, despite the restriction of living in a Nurses' Home.In spite of her initial reservations she completed the course, and midwifery training followed, by the end of which she was already delivering babies at home alone. Over the following years she went on to become a Midwifery Sister and she recalls many events, both tragic and happy, in a career where you always have to be prepared for the unexpected.
Categories: Medical