Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Best practice: aims and realities
3. Midwifery in Australia: emerging from the shadows
4. Embracing change: maintaining standards
5. Midwifery practice in Ghana and Malawi: influences of the health system
6. Does being a Principality with an Assembly government help midwives in Wales to be free to practise?
7. Between a rock and a hard place: the situation of the Finnish midwife
8. Midwifery led care
9. The impact of war on the practice of midwifery and the wellbeing of women and children in Iraq
10. Midwifery Irish style. Government policy: its effects on midwifery practice
11. A culturally diverse and disease-burdened environment: the effects on midwifery practice
12. Birthing in Latvia: midwives serving lovingly
13. Normal birth in Scotland: the effects of policy, geography and culture
14. Independence in practice:a New Zealand case study of midwives partnership
15. Women supporting midwifery: the influence of consumer organisations on best practice


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Churchill Livingstone
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