In this chapter, we will take the excellent quantitative outcomes of midwifery care as a given, and will make our argument ... on the elements of care common to almost all midwives in the United States, making clear why midwives matter, ...
Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd
Providing insights into midwifery, a team of reputable contributors describe the development of nurse- and direct-entry midwifery in the United States, including the creation of two new direct-entry certifications, the Certified Midwife and the Certified Professional Midwife, and examine the history, purposes, complexities, and the political strife that has characterized the evolution of midwifery in America. Including detailed case studies, the book looks at the efforts of direct-entry midwives to achieve legalization and licensure in seven states: New York, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado, and Massachusetts with varying degrees of success.
Author: Robbie E. Davis-FloydPublish On: 2009-04-06
“Origins of Nurse-Midwifery in the United States and Its Expansion in the 1940s.” Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 48.2:86–95. Dougherty, M.C. 1978. ... “Why Midwives Matter: Overcoming Barriers to Caretake the Power of Birth.
Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.
Fahy, K. (2012) 'What is woman centred care and why does it matter?' Women and Birth 25(4): 149–51. Hobbs, L. (1997) The Independent Midwife: A Guide to Independent Midwifery, 2nd edition. Practice Hale: Books for Midwives.
Author: Rosemary Mander
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.
Jowitt, M. (2009) Maternity services funding, Midwifery Matters 121(Summer): 28. King's Fund (2008) Safe Birth, London: King's Fund. Kirkham, M. (ed.) (2004) Informed Choice in Maternity Care, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The foundation between midwife and mother is the foundation upon which maternity care depends. Covering completely new topics areas, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. This ground-breaking essential text reaffirms the fragility and the power of the relationship between midwife and mother and remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and expanded to reflect key developments in midwifery philosophy over the past decade, applying a theoretical approach to emerging concepts such as emotional labour and midwifery partnership - Covers completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy - Combines new works from the previous edition with new chapters on innovative midwifery practice - Brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home
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Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
Author: Ina May Gaskin
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
Ina May Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
Consequently, the development of a culture which encourages midwives to read, use and conduct research is relatively recent. Midwives are not used to asking their own questions and taking responsibility for answering them.
Author: Dr Helen Roberts
Women's Health Matters, like its sister volume Women's Health Counts, is an invaluable practical guide to doing feminist research on women's health. Written by experienced researchers and practitioners, these lively accounts of research work range from getting the research idea, through obtaining the funding and doing the research, to the practical problems faced, and eventual publication. The book provides an ideal antidote to textbooks and manuals, giving the reader a taste of the problems and pleasures of doing real research.
pace of change to the fact that women very often had set ideas about what they expected a midwife to do, ... Emergency baptisms The lack of specific directives on medical matters in midwife ordinances stands in sharp contrast to the ...
Author: Hilary Marland
The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
advising Local Supervising Authorities (LSAs) on matters relating to the supervision of midwives; and . receiving notification of intention to practise forms and passing this information to the UKCC. The Act also set up Midwifery ...
Author: Shirley R. Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The second edition of this successful text is an essential andaccessible guide to legal aspects of midwifery for all midwifesupervisors, midwives, and midwifery students. Midwives will findthis book provides them with the knowledge and understanding theyrequire to make sense of the legal principles that affect theirday-to-day work and allay their anxieties, encouraging them toextend and develop their practice safely and with confidence. This new edition includes new and revised case studies throughout.It also contains new sections on NHS accountability, the HumanRights Act, the Data Protection Act, reproductive technologies anddisciplinary pathways. ? Relates legal issues to everyday midwifery practice ? Written by an experienced midwife for midwives ? Accessible, relevant and up-to-date
statutory supervision of midwives is undertaken according to the standards set by the NMC under article 43 of the ... The LSAMO provides leadership, support and guidance on a range of matters including professional development and also ...
Author: Jayne E. Marshall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.