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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide provides an overview of current evidence and a range of practical suggestions to promote physiologic birth within the United States healthcare system. Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience. Contributors discuss recent research and other published information and present a range of ideas, tools, and solutions for maternity care clinicians, including midwives, nurses, physicians, and other members of the perinatal team. An invaluable resource, Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have practical guide for those involved in all aspects of pregnancy and birth.
Pelvic organ prolapse has been on medical record for over 4000 years yet remains hidden behind closed doors because of embarrassing symptoms like urinary and fecal incontinence, tissues bulging from the vagina, pain with intimacy, and chronic constipation. Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the leading causes of POP; millions of women worldwide suffer in silence with symptoms they don't understand. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic dissects pelvic organ prolapse and explains causes, symptoms, and treatment options. It is written in an easy to understand format and includes insights from Sherrie Palm's personal journey.
Based on the Siggard-Andersen Acid-Base Alignment Nomogram, this handy tool allows you to comfortably interpret a neonatal blood gas result in seconds.
This title provides invaluable support for practitioners promoting involvement of fathers during childbirth and early parenthood. Filling a huge gap in the market, this book focuses directly on assisting midwives and neonatal nurses to consider the effects of their practice on men's fatherhood experiences. It also ensures that other practitioners meet their professional responsibilities for providing family-centred care. Bringing together a number of interrelated perspectives, this text comprehensively covers all aspects of fatherhood. It presents a detailed yet accessible overview of relevant research, plus key point summaries, case histories and reflective questions, making it highly practical.
Introductory section in the beginning of the manual provides detailed background information about the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program, testing, course renewal, and instructor classifications and qualifications. Case vignettes introduce each module and several case studies are provided for discussion. S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the 6 assessment parameters covered in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support for the family.
This edition features the courageous voices of women who broke the rule of don't tell. They share horrendous reports of cruelty in maternity wards.
Designed to enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in urgent or emergency situations that can occur in a hospital, at a birth centre or at home, this fully updated third edition provides an accessible resource for all practising midwives. With contributions from highly experienced midwives, this practical handbook incorporates an all-new chapter on serious infections and continues to provide key, up-to-date information on high-risk medical and obstetric situations. It also covers relevant information on litigation and the conclusions arising from the reports from the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. Emergencies Around Childbirth is essential reading for practising and trainee midwives, and those who teach them.
To be at the birth of a baby is special, yet there is an increasing secularisation and reliance on technology in contemporary maternity care, particularly in the western context. Through exploration of experiences at birth this book explores joy at birth, which is often ignored and overlooked beyond the activities that help to ensure survival. This book draws on a collection of stories of birth from mothers, birth partners, obstetricians and midwives, that demonstrate joy at birth across professional groups and in different types of births and locations with or without technological interventions. Each chapter introduces stories of joy that highlight embodied, spatial and relational meanings. Employing the Heideggerian notion of a human being, it sketches out an ontological focus that draws our gaze to the everyday taken-for-granted ways of being at birth. Based on phenomenological experiential data and rigorous interpretive analysis underpinned by seminal philosophical writings, this book calls for readers to attend to the wholeness of birth in all situations and at all births in ways not attempted before. It will be of great interest to midwives, and those working in and studying maternity, obstetrics and neonatology, as well as social and medical anthropology, sociology, cultural, organisational and clinical psychology and spirituality.
""All nurses have a duty to inform and alert appropriate personnel
if they suspect a child has been abused, and to know where they can
seek expert advice and support if they have concerns. This
comprehensive text providing the link between legislation, policy,
research and practice will enable students and practitioners to
expand their knowledge and understanding of the key issues involved
in safeguarding children and young people."
"Once again, Catherine Powell has produced a superbly useful
text which will prove invaluable to students and health
practitioners. The organisation and layout is highly user-friendly
and it represents an up to the minute guide absolutely rooted in
practice. The case studies are an excellent addition and enable the
reader to really absorb the concepts within the context of their
practice experience. It is first rate."
"This invaluable book has stayed close by my side whilst I
prepare for my exams and also provided up-to-date references and
knowledge base useful whilst reflecting upon my own practice for my
portfolio and writing case conference reports ... The reference
list is extensive and all the case studies and key messages are
supported by evidence ... I am now regularly dipping in and out of
it for reference and am still taking away new things from it every
time I look at it."
Nurses, midwives and health visitors have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. In this clear and invaluable guide, Catherine Powell focuses on the practical aspects of safeguarding and how healthcare professionals should respond to safeguarding children concerns.
The book covers the full spectrum of safeguarding children work; from prevention and early help through to statutory intervention and serious case review. The book includes: Realistic case scenarios, concerning unborn babies, infants, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents, with examples of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect The roles and responsibilities of nurses, midwives and health visitors working in a range of settings, including those working primarily with adult clients Crucial chapters on integrated working and supervision and support in safeguarding 'Points for Practice', 'Practice Questions' and 'Markers of Good Practice' to stimulate further thinking and application to real-life practice The book also offers an insight into the inter-agency aspects of safeguarding and child protection and the roles of other key players such as children's social care, the police and education services. The safety and welfare of the child or young person is placed at the centre of care delivery. Written by a leading expert, "Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors" is an essential tool for all nursing, midwifery and health visiting students and will be invaluable for practising nurses, midwives and health visitors who face an array of complex and sensitive issues in the field of safeguarding.
This new edition follows Q&A format that has made the series so popular for its practical, clinical approach. It will serve as a quick referral guide for newly qualified midwives and be an aide memoire in practice settings. The design will enable readers to easily access the information in a format which is easy to read. It presents current guidelines and best evidence. Final year student midwives have a plethora of activities and assessments to be able to complete their diploma/degree courses and qualify as midwives. Following the commencement of their first employment they have to meet various Trust requirements and complete a number of key activities to orientate to their new role. This is an intensive time of study and adjustment to new roles so a text which could support these processes will be invaluable. This book could also be used by Senior Student Midwives to prepare them for qualifying as midwives and be insightful of what will be expected to achieve during their first year of registration.
Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide is a practical and comprehensive guide for practitioners to enable them to undertake physical examination of neonates safely and competently. Incorporating the current UK Screening Committee NIPE Standards and Competencies, this book brings into focus what 'good practice' should look like against current national standards.
Avaluable resource for midwives, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, and health visitors, as well as all other health professionals involved in the examination of the newborn, this text covers: * Neonatal examination and history taking * Development of the heart and lungs and transition to extrauterine life. * Cardiovascular and respiratory assessment of the baby * Assessment of the neonatal skin and jaundice * Examination of the eyes head and neck * Examination of the abdomen and genitalia * Abnormalities of the lower extremities including developmental dysplasia of the hip * The dysmorphic infant and common congenital abnormalities * Behavioural issues * Professional issues in practice * Safeguarding Children
Examination of the Newborn provides essential reading for all health care professionals who are continually striving to update their knowledge and contribute to the standardisation of care on a national scale.
A multi-professional research team comprising practitioners, academics, service-users and students has undertaken a major research project on pre and post-registration students engaged in Social Work, Midwifery and Emergency Care (Nursing and Paramedicine) professional degrees. This book explores students' perceptions of the tools and methods used to assess their practice and the impact these processes have had on their learning and professionalism during their journey through the programme. A four-year longitudinal study comprising annual interviews with 14 students has enabled their developing understanding and changing views to emerge, rather than just gaining a snapshot as in previous literature.
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence.
This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery practice, philosophy, business administration and resource management. Drawing on an interdisciplinary body of knowledge, this international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environments. Divided into three parts, the book discusses:
Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth identifies existing models of sustainable midwifery practice, such as the continuity of care model, and highlights the potential for midwifery as a role model for ecologically sound health care provision. This unique book is a vital read for all midwives and midwifery students interested in sustainable practice. Contributors include: Sally Baddock, Carol Bartle, Ruth Deery, Nadine Pilley Edwards, Ina May Gaskin, Megan Gibbons, Carolyn Hastie, Mary Kensington, Mavis Kirkham, Nicky Leap, Ruth Martis, Zoe Meleo-Erwin, Jenny Meyer, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Mary Nolan, Sally Pairman and Sally Tracy.
A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice. This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes: Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base; Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading; Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.
Professional Ethics For Midwives: Conscious Practice Is An Applied Ethics Book Designed For Both Students And Practicing Midwives To Build Ethical Thinking In The Context Of Daily Practice. This Unique Text Uses An Accessible Writing Style And Includes Chapters On Diversity And Justice, Informed Consent, Multiple Relationships, Confidentiality And Privacy, Scope Of Practice, And Others. Realistic Case Examples Throughout The Text Encourage Critical Thinking In Applied Ethics. The Authors Present A Unique Model For Midwives' Ethical Thinking And Appendices Include Widely Used Codes Of Ethics In The Field.
A Companion To Varney'S Midwifery, Fourth Edition, This Is The Only Concise But Comprehensive Pocket Guide Covering All Stages Of Pregnancy That Puts Essential Information At The Midwife's Fingertips. The Text Is Divided Into 18 Sections, Including Midwifery Overview, Primary Care, Gynecology, Antepartum, Intrapartum, Newborn And Postpartum, Each Of Which Includes Content, Charts, Tables, Figures, And The Relevant Hands-On Skills.
'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.' In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold - given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns. Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring.
Informed choice in maternity care is government policy and is therefore an important issue in the education of midwives and obstetricians. This book brings together key research in the area and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. Informed Choice in Maternity Care is timely, topical and covers a number of current debates.
When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she encounters a way of life deeply rooted in the earth. As she renews her respect for nature, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life forever. A gripping first-hand account of Armstrong's journey from student midwife in Glasgow to running her own practice in rural Pennsylvania, A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading for everyone interested in the art and humanity of midwifery.
Case Studies in Breastfeeding: Problem Solving Skills and Strategies combines logic, wisdom, and theory in order to convey a deeper understanding of how to act in accordance with the highest needs of the breastfeeding mother and baby. In this book, authors Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, IBCLC and Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC develop a consultative framework and present illustrative case studies designed to increase the practitioner's knowledge about managing complex breastfeeding cases. It includes tables and charts as well as color prints.
The rapid advance in neonatal technology now enables doctors to save the lives of many more very premature babies than ever before. It is now possible to save babies born as early as 21 or 22 weeksgestation, just over halfway through a pregnancy. This gives hope to many parents whose babies, just a few years ago, would have died. Ironically, many of those who survive at such an early stage are left with profound and multiple learning disabilities as a result of the very treatment that initially saved their lives. They and their families experience very great difficulties as they try to come to terms with all the accompanying stress. This new book is concerned with the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by doctors and parents when deciding which courseof treatment may be best for the child. It also looks at the moral justification, in the light of dwindling NHS resources, of using expensive technology for a relatively few, high risk cases when, by diverting funds, more babies with less risk of severe impairment could be saved.Discusses the sanctity of life vs quality of life, bringing in wider philosophical and practical issues surrounding 'life at any cost' Real life case studies highlight ethical and legal dilemmas in neonatal care as well as issues relating to disability Illustrates relevant legal cases to highlight how the law protects both medical staff and children Questions the time of emergence of 'personhood' and how this could influence decision-making
Understanding the perspective of carers is an essential aspect of nursing. Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective offers insights into the fundamental principles of caring for families and carers irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. This book discusses the concepts and theories that underpin our understanding of the behaviours and feelings that families and caregivers may experience. While the book covers theoretical dimensions to understand the caregiving experience, it also provides practical perspectives for nursing and is a unique resource to inform nursing practice and learning at all levels. The book covers topics such as the stress process, stressors and how they relate to caregiving as well as actions and resources to help alter stressful situations. Interventions discussed include training and education programs, problem-solving skills, information technology-based support and formal approaches to planning care that take into account the specific needs of carers. Carers are a central aspect of contemporary health services, and working with carers is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality person- and family-centred nursing care. This invaluable resource helps nurses to work effectively in partnership with patients and their carers.
So, you think you want to be a lactation consultant, open a private practice, and earn a good living by helping mother and babies breastfeed? This is the book for you The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started is a user-friendly orientation and guide to the lactation consultant profession for those interested in running a full-time, profitable, and long-term lactation consultant practice. Author Linda J. Smith presents her original "ABC" sequential format of essential skills necessary to start a successful practice in three balanced sections: Attitude, Business Skills, and Clinical Skills. Each section begins with an overview, contains a "pitfalls and problems" chapter and two examples of successful private practices from around the world.
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