Becoming a Midwife

What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges.

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135107602

Page: 192

View: 343

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410939

Page: 400

View: 711

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470985823

Page: 470

View: 947

The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.

Becoming a Student Midwife

I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!

Becoming a Student Midwife

Author: Ellie Durant

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781502591784

Page: 248

View: 136

'Becoming a Student Midwife' is essential reading for anyone wanting to become a midwife in the UK. It's designed to get you thinking like a midwife and navigate the hurdles of your application into midwifery! It also crucially features personal statement examples and detailed line by line analysis (good and bad) and over 50 Interview questions, analysis and answers.Topics include: Making sure Midwifery is right for you Getting the kind of experience that will get you noticed (in a good way!) Choosing your UK Midwifery Course and handling UCAS Writing an kick-ass Personal Statement The Essential Facts you need to know for your interview Use Nervousness to your Advantage with my acronym 'DOPE' (not that kind of dope) to Combat Anxiety in Interview Situations Maths and Literacy revision, 2x practice literacy and 2x practice maths tests and markschemes 50 Interview Questions, Analysis and Answers Whether you are starting out with a dream and don't know where to begin, or just need to bring your experience together, this book can help. It was written for you by a qualified midwife in conjunction with a careers advisor and midwifery interviewers. Feedback and Reviews: "Amazing book, I only wish I had read this before I applied last year! I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!" -Gemma, Gloucestershire "Q+As, inside tips and knowledge, it gets you thinking like a midwife. It's so competitive to get onto a course, this book is exactly what I was looking for!" -Meena, London "Found your book and it has reignited my excitement for midwifery! I am working towards being a student midwife and this has been really reassuring! I can actually do this!" -Kim, Leicester "She seems to really remember and understand what it's like to be at the beginning of your journey. Ellie breaks down every little step for you." - Mirriam, Reading "I ...wanted to say a HUGE thank you! I recently like a bolt from the blue realised I want to be a midwife - and then found out how hard it is to get on a course! Your book makes it so simple to see exactly what you need to do!" -Josie, Leicester

How to Survive Your Nursing Or Midwifery Course

A guide to balancing academic work, placements and home life to help students to stay the course and succeed at their studies!

How to Survive Your Nursing Or Midwifery Course

Author: Monica Gribben

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412292

Page: 296

View: 333

A guide to balancing academic work, placements and home life to help students to stay the course and succeed at their studies!

Midwifery

This is an essential introduction for students at undergraduate and A-Level who are approaching midwifery for the first time.

Midwifery

Author: Helen Baston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042962736X

Page: 258

View: 121

Midwifery: The Basics provides an engaging and authentic insight into the midwife’s world. It explores the role of the midwife as a clinician and professional, showing how midwives can support women both to achieve a healthy full-term pregnancy and a smooth transition to motherhood. This book begins with a discussion of the context of birth and parenthood, placing midwifery in its broader social context. Topics covered include: the midwife as an autonomous professional; becoming a midwife; pre-conceptual and antenatal care; intrapartum care; postnatal care; and the specialist midwife. Midwifery: The Basics uses the voices of mothers, fathers and midwives to illustrate the complex world of becoming, being and supporting parents. This is an essential introduction for students at undergraduate and A-Level who are approaching midwifery for the first time.

Midwifery

There is an interesting synergy to an individual's development as a midwife. To
be a midwife requires a certain degree of personal development and maturity; but
the practice of midwifery itself provides important opportunities for individuals to ...

Midwifery

Author: Sally K. Tracy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Page: 976

View: 919

Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

A Guide to Midwifery

Tells how to become a midwife and set up practice, and offers information on prenatal and postpartum care, pregnancy and labor complications, and assisting at births

A Guide to Midwifery

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: John Muir Publications

ISBN:

Page: 216

View: 926

Tells how to become a midwife and set up practice, and offers information on prenatal and postpartum care, pregnancy and labor complications, and assisting at births

Midwives Emotional Care of Women becoming Mothers

These elements, along with the NICE guidelines (2003, 2006) and NSF (DoH
2004), will directly influence what a midwife does and when. It is also important to
recognise that these guidelines do not explicitly conflict with the competencies
laid ...

Midwives    Emotional Care of Women becoming Mothers

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443828246

Page: 185

View: 563

This book offers an overview of the emotional care given by midwives to women based on the literature reviews and research undertaken by Sue Barker. Its chapters are mostly based around the questions she asked herself when exploring the area: What is motherhood? Who supports women at this time? What is emotional care? What are the experiences of midwives offering emotional care? What is emotion work? How does emotional care help women? She considers a wide range of literature sources to understand what is happening for the midwives and the women. Given the extensive use of referenced work the book should be useful for those thinking of undertaking a midwifery programme or those already engaged on any health care programmes. This book, though, is written with an easily accessible language so should be a useful source for voluntary groups and women on their journey to motherhood. Midwifery care and motherhood are influenced by the culture within which they are experienced. This book has therefore considered the cultural hegemony and the differing ideologies within midwifery. The research was undertaken in the UK where most women receive midwifery care through the NHS therefore the midwives interviewed were all employed by the state. This may well have influenced their expectations and the women’s expectations of them. It may be that independent midwives would not have experienced some of the dilemmas faced by these midwives. Despite this the view of midwifery professional bodies, government guidance and research all support a ‘with woman’ approach to giving emotional support. This book offers a detailed description of how emotional support as part of emotional care is given by midwives in their attempts to reduce or ameliorate emotional distress and provide comfort.

Joints and Connective Tissues

Fortunately, a midwife's experience takes place over time, as midwives take on
different roles within the profession and move in and out of full- and part-time
work depending on their personal circumstances. To be a midwife requires a
certain ...

Joints and Connective Tissues

Author: Kerryn Phelps

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Page: 1280

View: 375

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Study Skills For Nursing And Midwifery Students

This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at dgree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study.

Study Skills For Nursing And Midwifery Students

Author: Scullion, Philip

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522220X

Page: 192

View: 668

This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at dgree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study.

Birth Models That Work

Becoming a Midwife Like many community midwives in Ontario, Maya (a
pseudonym) began as an apprentice midwife learning her skills from “hands-on
work” with several more experienced midwives in her community, including a ...

Birth Models That Work

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520943333

Page: 496

View: 413

This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.

Fundamentals of Midwifery

With the professional recognition of becoming a midwife, having evidenced all
the requirements and competences to be admitted to the professional register
and achieve the University's academic standard to be awarded a degree, comes
an ...

Fundamentals of Midwifery

Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528026

Page: 448

View: 605

Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.

Becoming A Nurse

Becoming a Nurse has been written to help student nurses and student midwives at third year make the transition to the registered nurse or midwife role.

Becoming A Nurse

Author: Maria Fedoruk

Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand

ISBN: 9780195569292

Page: 318

View: 346

Becoming a Nurse has been written to help student nurses and student midwives at third year make the transition to the registered nurse or midwife role. It can be used by student nurses or midwives throughout their undergraduate program, as it introduces them to the theoretical and practical dimensions of nursing and health care practice.

Oral History Health and Welfare

BECOMING. A. MIDWIFE,. 1938–1951. Maxine. Rhodes. Although the struggle
for professional status among midwives has been well documented,1 there has
been little detailed research into other aspects of midwifery, such as the
education ...

Oral History  Health and Welfare

Author: Joanna Bornat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134653352

Page: 336

View: 605

Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on: * the end of the workhouse * professional education and training of midwives * HIV and Aids * birth control * the role of the community pharmacist * pioneers of geriatric medicine * oral history and the history of learning disability.

Understanding the Australian Health Care System E Book

Legislative and regulatory changes that have affected the recognition of the
midwifery profession have been described and it is clear that having these ... The
education requirements for midwifery students and midwives have been
described.

Understanding the Australian Health Care System   E Book

Author: Eileen Willis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581039

Page: 444

View: 971

A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issues Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date content includes current governmental and legislative changes impacting Australia’s health care system. Other topics addressed include quality and safety within the system, health insurance in Australia – both public and private – the PBS and integrated medicine. This outstanding medical book delves deeply into the system’s theoretical framework, structure and organisation and includes comparisons with the US and UK health care systems. This new edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System will be a valuable reference for those studying health science, health promotion, sports and exercise science, physiotherapy, human services, nursing, midwifery, medicine, paramedicine, health system management, medical radiations science and health informatics. Online student and instructor resources Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses a wide range of health professions – now including disability professionals and social workers Current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses current position on national registration Features an excellent ancillary package on Elsevier’s Evolve platform Includes three new chapters addressing: disability professionals; quality and safety; and social work Reflects major health care reform in Australia (COAG 2009) Discusses current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) New contributors

Mayes Midwifery E Book

The reader cannot but be impressed by the number of midwifery researchers who
now contribute to the text alongside researchers from other related disciplines.
This is a difficult time in which to be a midwife. I write this at a point in our history ...

Mayes  Midwifery E Book

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045969

Page: 1084

View: 238

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

Doctors and Discoveries

A peculiar set of historic circumstances both disrupted Louise Bourgeois's private
life and led to her becoming midwife to the French court. In 1589, Henry of
Navarre, about to become Henry IV, first Bourbon king of France, laid siege to
Paris, ...

Doctors and Discoveries

Author: John Simmons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618152766

Page: 459

View: 974

Traces the history of western medicine through the lives of its major contributors, profiling such well-known figures as Hippocrates and Louis Pasteur, as well as lesser-known scientists including Elle Metchnikoff and Samuel Hahnemann.

Health Promotion in Midwifery 2nd Edition Principles and practice

Current Government policy and strategy clearly identify midwives as an integral
part of their plans. Health promotion is not a new concept for midwifery and is a
major part of what it is to be a midwife. Some may argue that almost everything a
 ...

Health Promotion in Midwifery 2nd Edition  Principles and practice

Author: Jan Bowden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113313

Page: 232

View: 211

Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife’s role in health promotion, making it essential reading for all student and practising midwives, as well as clinical practitioners. Emphasizing the link between theory and practice, the second edition incorporates chapters on domestic violence, sexual health, breastfeeding, and mental health promotion. Text boxes make the text accessible and user-friendly and case studies and summaries put the material in practical context. Additional readings encourage readers to further research and reflection on their own practice. Throughout the book, the importance of the role of the midwife in health promotion is emphasized. This second edition brings together contributions from a variety of experienced practitioners.