Mothers and Midwives

1st Edition

The Ethical Journey

Author:

  • Faye Thompson
    • Print ISBN 9780750687768

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Glossary of terms and context of analysis
    Glossary of terms
    Context of the analysis
    Introduction
    References

    CHAPTER 1: The need for a midwifery ethic of practice

    The metaphor
    Looking for the pool of ethics: a personal journey
    Ways of seeing: ways of acting

    The social construction of our world
    The nature of 'practice'
    References

    CHAPTER 2: On the sealed highway - mainstream ethics, medicalisation and midwifery

    The nature of midwifery practice
    The influence of moral philosophy, and nursing ethics

    Moral philosophy and mainstream ethical frameworks available to midwives
    Why midwives would be turning to mainstream ethical frameworks
    Summary
    References

    CHAPTER 3: The false trail - a critique of bioethics and the problem-solving approach for midwifery ethics

    Bioethics - its development and critics (the pool of ethics)

    Casuistry and context
    Quandary or dilemma-based ethics
    Contextualism
    A critique of the normative, dilemmic/problem-solving approach of bioethics for midwifery
    When the situation is stripped of context
    When the subject is depersonalised
    The abstract nature of principles
    What is ethically 'good'?
    Prior ethical practice , character, virtues and relationships
    Summary
    References

    CHAPTER 4: Midwifery's detour through nursing ethics - a critique of professional codes and influences that shape the midwifery ethics discourse

    Traditions of a professional practice, institutionalisation, and application of a code
    a critique of ethical codes

    Perceived strengths of codes
    Perceived weaknesses of codes
    How ethical discourse in midwifery is shaped
    Educational curricula and their ethical orientation
    The workplace setting and institutional influence
    Text books, journals and conference presenta

    Details

    No. of pages:
    196
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2004
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Books for Midwives
    Print ISBN:
    9780750687768