The New Midwifery

Science and Sensitivity in Practice

By

  • Lesley Ann Page, BA, MSc, PhD, RM, RN, Joint Head of Midwifery and Nursing Women's Services, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; Visiting Professor of Midwifery, Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, London, UK; Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Rona McCandlish, BA(Hons), MSc(Epid), RGN, RMN, RM, Wellcome Trust Training Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK

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.
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Audience

Practising midwives in developed countries; midwifery students in developing countries

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3506-7

Reviews

'THE 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.



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