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

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443073847
Electronic ISBN:
9780702063862

About the editors

Maureen Raynor

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives, University of Nottingham, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Education Centre, Nottingham, UK

Jayne Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of School of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St Georges, University of London/Kingston University, UK; Former Associate Professor in Midwifery, Director for Postgraduate Taught Studies in Midwifery University of Nottingham, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Education Centre, Nottingham, UK

Amanda Sullivan

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Midwife, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK