Key Features

  • Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health
  • Reflects current policy on public health issues
  • Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives
  • The first book to integrate public health with midwifery

Table of Contents

Preface

Building Blocks for practice: understanding public health

1. The ‘New’ Public Health: political rhetoric or real opportunities?
2. Changing practice: developing a public health role for midwives
3. Expanding horizons: public health perspectives for practice

Developing ideas and opportunities: key themes and concepts

4. Tackling health inequalities: a midwifery challenge
5. Celebrating diversity: meeting needs
6. Community spirit: looking beyond the obvious
7. Being with women: public policy and private experience

The practice reality: public health midwifery

8. Laying the foundation: the STOMP study
9. Sex education and teenage pregnancy: missed opportunities?
10. Midwives playing their part: Sure Start
11. Postnatal care: meeting the public health challenge

Moving forward : future directions and developments

12. Next steps: public health in midwifery practice

On-line resources

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702060236
Electronic ISBN:
9780702060229
Electronic ISBN:
9780702034619

About the authors