Key Features

  • A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area
  • Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice
  • Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced
  • Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction - Maureen D Raynor and Rosalind Bluff

1. Autonomy and the Midwife - Jayne E Marshall

2. The Role of Knowledge in Midwifery Decision Making - Jeanne Siddiqui

3. Using the Evidence to Inform Decisions - Elizabeth R Cluett

4 . Models of Decision Making - Heid Mok and Peggy A Stevens

5. Processes and Challenges in Clinical Decision Making - Marianne Mead

6. Developing Clinical Judgements - Dr Sally Marchant

7. Making Ethical Decisions - Professor Shirley R Jones

8. Making Management Decisions - Vicky Tinsley

9. Helping Women to Make their Own Decisions - Pauline Cooke

10. The Reflective Practitioner - Kathleen P Nakielski

11. Supporting Decision Making through Supervision - Jean M Duerden

12. Skilled Decision making: the blood supply of midwifery practice - Amanda Sullivan

Glossary

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702039768
Print ISBN:
9780443073847

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