The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice (2nd Ed).
Page, L.A., & McCandlish R. (2006) Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier ISBN ISBN
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In their commitment to 'creative questioning' the authors of the second edition of this popular book, ask: Does midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. care do more good than harm? Is the midwife MIDWIFE, med. jur. A woman who practices midwifery; a woman who pursues the business of an account.
2. A midwife is required to perform the business she undertakes with proper skill, and if she be guilty of any mala praxis, (q.v. spending time "Spending Time" is the first single released by Christian artist Stellar Kart.
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As midwives we perceive our role to be working with women and promoting good health. However, the authors and the many contributors of this book discuss the difficulties of working in settings in which the midwife is unable to utilize the full potential of the midwifery role. The book has been organized into three sections. In turn these sections discuss how midwives can develop their roles in practice to ensure that they have a positive relationship with women, work at avoiding harm by using best information/evidence in practice, and have adequate skills to provide effective care and support.
Section One: Transition to parenting and relationships in practice--working with women.
This is the largest section and starts with a discussion by Mary Newburn about what women want from care around the time of birth. It describes the National Childbirth childbirth: see birth.
Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)
(Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth. Trust's campaigns in the United Kingdom (UK) to improve maternity care and ensure that high quality services are available for all women and their families. Maggie Redshaw then outlines attachment theory Attachment theory is a psychological theory that provides a descriptive and explanatory framework for discussion of affectionate relationships between human beings. Most of attachment theory as we know it today is derived from the work of John Bowlby and stresses the attitudes and , and the growth of love and commitment within families. Christine McCourt continues the theme of parental transitions in her chapter which gives an overview of the social and cultural aspects of parenting and theoretical views on adjustment.
It's great to see a chapter by Sally Pairman describing the New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. midwifery partnership. Her chapter provides an overview of the development of midwifery partnership within New Zealand and how the Treaty of Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi (Māori: Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown, and Māori chiefs from the North Island of New Zealand. has influenced the cultural, social, political and economic relationships within New Zealand society. The history of New Zealand's maternity service is discussed and how partnership is incorporated into the midwifery relationship.
Nicky Leap and Nadine Edwards co-author a chapter about the politics of involving women in decision making. They discuss the constraints of 'informed' decision-making when the information that is being provided is restricted to what is thought to be relevant by the health professional giving the information. They discuss choice, control, safety and risk as applied within a technocratic culture of maternity care. Practical advice on facilitating rather than steering decision making, real communication and the value of story telling are included in this interesting chapter.
Section Two: Putting science into practice.
The second section discusses evidence based midwifery care. It provides an overview of evidence and discusses the five steps for the use of evidence in practice as previously outlined by Lesley Page in the first edition of this book. This section also provides an overview of finding and appraising research, risk assessment, theoretical or actual, and a discussion of why research is necessary in midwifery.
Section Three: Promoting healthy birth, using midwifery skills and the organization of practice.
A public health perspective on maternity care is the priority for this section of the book. There is a discussion on epidemiology and identifying populations with problems, as well as a look at the UK government's actions aimed at reducing health inequalities. Chapters look at how antenatal an·te·na·tal
before parturition. Called also prenatal, antepartal. care is being used to promote optimal health and what is normal when we discuss normal birth. Practical information is provided for midwives to help and protect normality normality, in chemistry: see concentration. during birth.
This second edition is a mix of theory and practice discussion designed to enhance a midwife's ability to provide evidence based care. Individual case stories are discussed by the contributors to demonstrate how to evaluate and assess the evidence with the importance of reflection being highlighted as part of the whole process. Whilst this book is targeted to UK midwives and mostly discusses the UK model of midwifery, it is a useful book for any midwife, anywhere in the world, to read.
Reviewer: Lesley Dixon, RM BA MA
PhD candidate Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington, also known in Māori as .
NZCOM NZCOM New Zealand College of Midwives Practice and Education Advisor