Mothers and Midwives

1st Edition

The Ethical Journey

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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

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