Midwifery and Public Health

1st Edition

Future Directions and New Opportunities

Editors:

  • Padraig O'Luanaigh
  • Cindy Carlson
  • 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
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702034619
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702060229