The evidence based medicine movement, which arose in McMaster University in
Canada in the 1990s, has steadily grown to influence health-care professions other
than medicine where it is recognised as evidence based practice. It is now widely
accepted as a fundamental tenet where health care is available in developed
country settings and the prevailing medical system is one of western medicine.
The importance of evidence in defining policy and practice in the UK health
system and others is acknowledged and, probably, enduring....
This book considers the broad range of support given to mothers including social, psychological and clinical. It also looks at the provision of this service and how different models have been set up internationally to fulfill this important function. It brings together the latest research findings, which examine the nature of care that is provided and consider what constitutes effective and efficient support.
This aspect of care is considered a crucial part of the increasing and expanding role of the midwife.
The care of a woman and her baby in the immediate hours, days and
weeks following birth can make an enormous difference to their longterm
health and well-being. The content and timing of postnatal care
led by midwives was formalised in the United Kingdom following a
statutory legislation that was first introduced in England in 1902. Then
there were concerns that too many women were dying following birth.
The title for this book was chosen at a Midwifery Today1 conference held in Salem,
Massachusetts. Three of the contributors to this book—Raymond DeVries, Eugene
Declercq, and I—were conference speakers. Our talks on that sunshiny day in the fall
of 1997 fit well with the conference theme of counteracting negative stereotypes of
This is a textbook written for all midwives.
Midwives worldwide have a primary focus
on pregnancy and birth in all types of settings.
International concern for safe motherhood
and the health and well-being of women builds on
this core of midwifery. In the United States, the
practice of midwifery encompasses the health care
of women from puberty through senescence and
from normal to high-risk, and the collaborative
care of the medically or obstetrically complicated.
To be with and provide care to women in all settings
requires an extensive and in-depth knowledge
base and skill competency.
Today’s nurses enter a realm of opportunities and challenges for
providing high-quality, evidence-based care in traditional as well as
new and innovative health care settings. The rapid changes in
health care mandate that nurses be prepared to provide or plan care
across the continuum of settings—from hospital or clinic, to home,
to community agencies or hospice settings—and during all phases
of illness. Recent research has indicated that nurses make significant
contributions to the health care outcomes of patients who are hospitalized.
Public health is emerging as one of the most important drivers
in midwifery, and yet there are few textbooks that address the
midwife’s role in public health.
This book summarises the important developments in public
health over recent years and will relate the recommendations to
midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. It
highlights issues around health inequalities pertinent to maternity
services and promotes individualised, non-judgmental approaches
This is an exciting and timely book. It describes how nurses are pioneering
complementary therapies within the medical system to give comfort and healing to
their patients. It is 40 years since I graduated from general nursing training at Prince
Henry’s Hospital Melbourne with deep disappointment about the medical model of
1960. Perhaps my greatest concern was that nurses had insufficient opportunity and
resources to give true caring to their patients.
A comprehensive review essential for those preparing
to take the midwifery (AMBC) or women’s health nurse
practitioner certification (NCC) examinations. The
Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification
Review Guide was developed for both of these
nursing specialties because of the many commonalities
they share that enhance the delivery of care to women
during their life span.
Midwives’ unique contribution to public health is that they work
with women and their partners and families throughout pregnancy,
birth and the postnatal period to provide safe, holistic care. For
optimum effect, midwifery needs to be ﬁrmly rooted in the
community where women and their partners live their lives.
Study Skills cover all those abilities that make it possible to cope with the demands
of academic and professional pursuits. For people just embarking on a course of
study they include being able to deal with all the intellectual, emotional and
social challenges that are part of the day-to-day demands of being a student.
Beyond the skills involved in coping are those that enable students to do well in
their chosen disciplines.
What can we build on and what should be developed so
that the midwifery profession can fulﬁl its mission to meet
women and families’ needs in 2020?
In this section we examine how midwives can continue to
meet women’s changing needs; how to make sure we are
developing a midwifery workforce for the future; the public
health role of the midwife; the importance of measuring the
contribution of midwifery care; the support that midwives
need to deliver quality care; and conclude with an
examination of the image of midwifery, and the education
and career pathways that are necessary
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This book is primarily aimed at undergraduate students reading medicine, nursing and midwifery, and subjects allied to
health. It will also be useful to professionals undergoing continuing professional development (CPD) or changing to an
extended role who require a background covering physiology and pathology for haematology and biochemistry. Since the
book uses “example boxes” to explain complex terms in lay language, it should also be accessible to patients and people
with a non-clinical background but an interest in the subject.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health provided here represent
a compilation of current practices that includes evidence-based, traditional, and
empiric care from a wide variety of sources. The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery
& Women’s Health are used voluntarily and assume that the practicing women’s
health professional will temper them with sound clinical judgment, knowledge of
patient or client preferences, national and local standards, and attention to sound risk
Third, the findings reveal that frequent midwifery care users are more likely to consult
acupuncturists and doulas. This finding supports previous research identifying midwives as a
popular source of CAM information for pregnant women  and often encouraging CAM use
for women in their care .
There are a number of excellent books on the market addressing the role of complementary
and alternative medicine (CAM) in nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy
(Rankin-Box 2001, Tiran 2000, Charman, 2000) which review, in
general, a range of themes relevant to the discipline. As far as possible I have
tried to avoid going over the same ground in this· book, however, there will be
inevitably some overlap. In addition I have assumed that the reader has a prior
level of knowledge covering paediatric, professional and legal issues in nursing.
This book is written with the intention of providing nurse practitioners working in
the field of acute medicine with an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to
the management of acute medical patients.
It is hoped that it will serve as a text from which the busy, highly skilled nurse can
obtain information on the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of
acute medical conditions.
In my role as Consultant Nurse in Acute Medicine I appreciate the diversity this
speciality brings and the challenges faced by working at an advanced level in this
Improving the skills of the clinical and public health workforces as well as the quality of care in the facilities where they work is essential to improving the health status of Indonesians. For this reason, much of the work supported by the USG cuts across the GHI targets, though often in the context of HIV, TB and MCH. In addition, at the heart of the GHI/Indonesia strategy is increased integration across all components of the portfolio.