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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
The splendor and beauty of a child’s growth and development in the womb--seen through unforgettable images made possible by revolutionary advances in visualization technology
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.
Provide top-level obstetrics and gynecology telephone triage that is safe, efficient, and effective, with Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3rd Edition. This at-your-fingertips guide offers a wide range of current, evidence-based protocols, backed by proven patient-questioning techniques, quick-reference charts, and real-life patient scenarios. Adaptable to private practice, hospital, clinic, or call center, this invaluable guide will help ensure that your telephone triage standards stay high, while your practice serves individual patient situations with empathy and accuracy, right from the start. Be expertly guided through the telephone triage rigors of data-gathering, protocols, and patient education, with these vital features: NEW chapter on incorporating internet research into advice on specific protoc NEW and expanded protocols that offer updated content on preconceptual screening, infectious disease impacts on pregnancy, infertility management, and emergency contraception Quick-reference sections that arrange protocols alphabetically for fast locating Easy-to-follow, data-gathering, flowchart format that helps you quickly determine the nature and urgency of the caller's problem, and choose the appropriate intervention Easy-to-explain patient-education sections after each protocol Basic Triage Assessment Forms that address specific problems and require vital patient data Guidance on developing "telephone charisma" and the power of sympathetic listening Effective patient questioning techniques -pertinent questions to ask, types of questions, time management, getting clarification Real-life call scenarios that point out problems with not listening fully to the patient, skipping relevant questions, or exerting judgments Covers telephone triage basics, including logistical and legal considerations, assessments, telephone communication basics and challenges, and more Offers obstetric protocols, including overviews of preconceptual and infertility, early management of unintended pregnancy, fetal prenatal screening, early pregnancy evaluation and surveillance, and more Offers gynecologic protocols, including overviews of abnormal bleeding and spotting, amenorrhea, barrier contraceptives, breast complaints, emergency contraception, injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraception, menopausal concerns, and more Vital guidance for all gynecologic nurses, obstetric nurses, certified nurse midwives, OB/GYN nurse practitioners, all triage nurses, and health professionals at call centers Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS (TM), Android (TM), PC, and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time-providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity, as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click About the Clinical Editors Vicki E. Long, DNP, RN, CNM, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, University of South Carolina Aiken. Patricia C. McMullen, PhD, JD, WHNP-BC, RN, FAANP, FAAN, is a Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Leading Antenatal Classes second edition takes a practical approach to antenatal education. It leads the reader step by step through a range of issues involved with leading classes, including the role of the class leader, planning and monitoring course content, teaching aids and active learning techniques.Expanded, updated and fully referenced new edition of this popular text aimed primarily at midwives Describes in detail a range of tried and tested practical approaches to inspire both new and experienced class leaders Written by authors with extensive experience of leading antenatal classes and training health professionals to lead classes
This book explores contemporary issues around pregnancy and childbirth using a feminist sociological approach. Becoming pregnant and giving birth are seen here as complex social processes. The book therefore goes beyond biological accounts of pregnancy and childbirth to examine these social processes. The biological and the social are seen as linked together. Knowledge, power, identity and the body are key concepts in the book and important for understanding the relationship between the biological and social. Written in a clear, accessible style the text will assist nurses, midwives and the caring professions to use sociological ideas and theories. It is divided into four parts that look at ways of knowing, the professionals, constructing identities and women's bodies. In the conclusion the author discusses the implications of adopting a feminist and sociological approach to health care practice.; "Social Perspectives on Pregnancy and Childbirth" has been designed for use as a key text on a range of pre-registration and post-registration degree courses for nurses and midwives, and is suitable for use on a range of undergraduate programmes in social science and health studies.
'Race' and Childbirth explores the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth from the perspectives of two groups of South Asian women in Britain. The women's personal accounts are examined within the context of the immense diversity which exists within the South Asian communities in terms of socio-economic, cultural, religious and immigration history. The book highlights the relationship between these factors and women's childbirth experiences. It traces the progress of a group of Gujarati Hindu and Bangladeshi Muslim women from the third trimester of pregnancy to six weeks after birth. The women's moving personal accounts provide an insight into the tension between the medical and traditional approaches to care during pregnancy and childbirth, and the strategies they use in negotiating diametrically opposed childbirth practices. The central role of older female relatives in the maintenance of traditional practices and their influence over pregnant women within extended families is explored in depth.
'Race' and Childbirth provides an up-to-date account of this much neglected subject. It explores issues which are beyond the experience of many health professionals and highlights many areas where there is a need for greater sensitivity. The book is recommended reading for general practitioners, obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and medical social workers. It is also directly relevant to researchers, trainers and students in these fields.
The latest volume in this series revisits topics particularly pertinent to the postnatal period. It makes a timely contribution to the literature in the context of recent developments in the organisation of midwifery care, the emphasis on woman-centred care and empowerment, and the reclaiming by midwives of the normal birth and puerperium.
Written by two distinguished leaders in midwifery, this text provides a comprehensive examination of an effective model of prenatal care associated with improved health outcomes and reduced costs. This book describes basic tenets of the Centering Healthcare model, which brings together cohorts of people with similar health care needs in a circle group setting for care. The model encourages meaningful dialogue between the patient, other patients, clinicians, the family, and the community. Chapters discuss the clinical practice landscape leading to the model's development, its use in clinical practice, and its widespread and continuing growth as an effective alternative to traditional care.Interspersed with comments and stories from Centering participants and health care professionals, this book describes the implementation of the model that is based on three foundations: health care, interactive learning, and community building. Throughout the book, chapters emphasize that power of the group process through facilitative leadership encourages behavior change and personal empowerment. Applicable around the world and in other health care settings, this book can be an invaluable resource for use by nurse-midwives, family nurse practitioners, physicians, social workers, and other health practitioners. Key Features: Describes the theoretical foundations of the Centering Healthcare model Documents the importance of the Centering model elements to achieve improved health care and reduced cost Discusses the impact of evidence-based research on providers, administrators, and policy makers Focuses on implementation science relating to stages of system redesign and the need for supportive mentoring Includes personal stories of empowerment from patients, providers, and staff Demonstrates the validity and applicability of the model to a variety of health care populations, both domestic and international References the work of the Centering Healthcare Institute Second place winner in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing awards.
LPN focused. Easy to read. Resource rich. Finally! A new OB/peds textbook that focuses on what LPNs must know. You'll find just the right depth and breadth of coverage with a focus on the knowledge and skills that LPNs need to know to practice safely. The text works together with a wealth of online tools and activities on DavisPlus to help you master materials. An access code inside new printed texts unlocks your DavisPlus Premium online resources, including your Davis Digital eBook, the complete text online, for study anytime, anywhere.
This work provides insight into the subjective experience of stillbirth, miscarriage and pregnancy, and the professional response. It has grown out of interviews with women and with the range of health professionals who were significant in their care. These experiences are drawn upon to explore the dilemmas in offering good care, and to suggest ways in which practice might be improved.
This second Core Topics volume specially refers to labour and delivery. The latest findings and the implications for modern midwifery are considered, along with earlier work. The relationship between critically renewed research studies and good practice remains.
The New Midwifery offers a critical perspective on women's reproductive health and midwifery issues. This incisive collection of essays examines the impact of professionalization, legalization, and state involvement on women-centred care and on the perspectives of midwifery consumers. Midwives and social scientists from a variety of cultural identities, political perspectives, geographical locations, and education and training backgrounds reflect, in clear and accessible language, on the legislative processes involved in the regulation of midwifery. Given that legalization of what has, until recently, been a lay practitioners arena promises to be the wave of the future for many jurisdictions, parents-to-be, policy makers, health care workers, educators, and the general public will find The New Midwifery invaluable in learning more about the re-emerging profession.
Modern midwifery practice should be based on the findings of up-to-date research, which is necessarily changing and dynamic. The Midwifery Practice Series was specifically designed to enable busy practitioners and students to have access to a broad-ranging survey and analysis of the literature in a form that draws out the research-based implications for practice. With the `Core Topics' books the Midwifery Practice series is relaunched and updated. The latest research findings and the implications for midwifery care in the wake of the 'Changing Childbirth' report are considered, along with seminal earlier work. The relationship between critically reviewed research findings and good practice remains essential.
Reviews of Midwifery Practice: A Research Based Approach:;'I opened this book with enthusiasm, pleased to find that a fourth volume had been added to the series. I had worried that by using the tripartite structure of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care the editors had limited the potential for a sequel to this accessible and challenging collection' - Nursing Times, December 1993;'The book is a valuable addition to the three already in the series and should be available to all midwives and midwifery students.' - Nursing Times, February 1994;This fifth volume in the immensely popular series introduces new topics of Midwifery Practice and revisits some topics already discussed in previous volumes. The accessible chapter structure remains the same and a broad range of research themes are presented across the three stages of midwifery practice. The guiding philosophy behind this series is to present research topics within the context of clinical practice and in this volume the editors have put together a subject range which will be of interest to all practicing midwives and students.
This extraordinary book reveals the experiences of twenty different wo men diagnosed with breast cancer. With extreme courage, insight, and c ompassion, the women uncover intimate perspectives of illness and reco very. In their own words, the women share how they have dealt with tre atment, coped with emotional and physical stress, faced the threat of recurring cancer, strengthened ties with family and friends, confronte d mortality, and developed new outlooks and philosophies. Breast Cance r is a remarkable book ideal for health professionals, educators, stud ents, patients, and their families, anyone interested in developing ne w insights into disease and living.
On the verge of entering the 21st century, women today are living in a n age of restlessness and flux. This outstanding interdisciplinary com pilation links post-modern perspectives on women's development and pot ential with health, political contexts, relationships, culture, age, e ducation, social conditions, and economic status. A diverse group of w riters offer their insights and ideas for improving the condition of a ll human beings through the augmentation of women's potential. More t han a cursory view of women's experiences, this remarkable book examin es contemporary issues in the context of actual eventsmilestones that have affected or will affect every woman today, in the 21st century, a nd beyond.
This book is fascinating.' - Jill Cohen, International Journal of Midwifery; Sheila Hunt, in her observational study of labour ward culture shows us as we are.' - MIDIRS Midwifery Digest; I foresee it becoming a vadet mecum for all those involved in the provision of intrapartum care, wherever that may take place.' - Jeanne Taylor, Midwives;Many books exist illustrating the power structure of the medical professional, which is male gendered, and its significance for women within this. No study has so far tackled the relationship between women as child birth professionals and women as mothers. The attitude of the midwife towards the labour ward is examined. How the mother is marginalised by the managerial role taken on by the midwife towards the production process (childbirth) and the object of production (child) is the main focus of this book. The stream of feminist orientation, which is said to run through a section of the midwifery profession, is examined.
The first resource of its kind, this authoritative handbook holistically addresses the multidimensional aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Written by an interprofessional team of renowned specialists, it is both a text and evidence-based reference for all members of the palliative care team. The book helps individual team members forge interdisciplinary approaches to care, assess current programs, improve the quality of care, and tailor new models of care.Encompassing the perspectives of neonatologists, maternal-fetal medicine and other physicians, neonatal and perinatal nurse practitioners, midwives, nurses in all sectors of perinatal care, and child life specialists, chaplains, social workers, genetic counselors, lactation consultants, and others, the book underscores the unique aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care, with a focus on improving quality of life, as well as comfort at the end of life. It describes healthcare for neonates and pregnant mothers, care and support of the family, planning and decision making, and effective support for grief and bereavement. It addresses all palliative and neonatal palliative care settings, including home care, and covers elements of comfort care, such as pain medication and oxygen. Other chapters focus on the prenatal period after diagnosis of the expected baby's life-threatening condition. These include such topics as care of the mother, delivering devastating news, and advance care planning. Each chapter contains photos, figures, and/or tables and case studies with clinical implications and critical thinking-focused questions. Some chapters also include supportive online materials, such as video clips of interactions between healthcare professionals and the family, demonstrating family support and clinician skills. Also included is an extensive listing of relevant palliative care organizations. Paintings and poetry provide an artistic backdrop to the authors' inspiring words. Key Features: Comprehensive and authoritative knowledge from recognized leaders in the field Addresses a growing need for specific provider resources in neonatal palliative care Covers the clinical and emotional aspects of palliative care for babies and their families Abundant resources for effective and compassionate family-centered care Case studies with critical thinking questions Accompanying video clips of healthcare and family interactions
Study efficiently with Nursing Key Topics Review: Maternity! This quick review and accompanying mobile web app focus on the most critical, practical, and relevant maternal nursing information to prepare you for success on course exams. Concise coverage includes topics from pregnancy, labor, and birth to postpartum and newborn nursing care. Summary tables and quick, bulleted lists make it easier to glance through and remember concepts. Mobile web app audio summaries reinforce content when you are on the go. Best of all, it's easy to assess your understanding as you go along - because key maternity topics are always immediately followed by review questions with correct answers and rationales. Emphasis on critical, practical, and relevant information helps you study and learn maternity nursing in the most time-efficient way possible. Quick-access format reflects what busy students want - quality content sprinkled with review questions. Audio summaries on a mobile web app make it easy to review anytime, anywhere. NCLEX (R) exam-style review questions include answers and rationales, allowing you to assess your understanding and retention of the material. Bulleted lists let you see key content at a glance, allowing for quick comprehension. Summary tables and illustrations make learning and review easier.
This book traces the illness of the late Elizabeth Gee (former Interim Executive Director of the Center for Human Caring) from the original diagnosis of breast cancer to her battle with terminal illness. Absorb ing and beautifully written, the book captures the anguish of confront ing a mortal illness and the courage of one woman who made this confro ntation an affirmation of life.
Momente der Ergriffenheit erleben Frauen und Paare in der Zeit vom Kinderwunsch bis zum Wochenbett. Es sind Momente der Hoffnung, Gluckseligkeit, Krise, Entscheidung, Momente des Innehaltens oder des Abschiednehmens. Schwangerschaft, Geburt und Elternwerden sind sind mehr als nur physiologische ubergange, die eine medizinische Begleitung benoetigen. Der umfassende Lebensubergang kann eine spirituelle Dimension erreichen, nicht nur wenn unvorhergesehene Ereignisse existenzielle Krisen ausloesen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Berufsgruppen, die in ihrer Arbeit Schwangere und werdende Eltern begleiten und in krisenhaften Situationen an ihre Grenzen stossen. Die Autorinnen und Autoren schoepfen dank ihrer Tatigkeiten, beispielsweise in der Aus- und Fortbildung von Hebammen und Beratenden, aus ihren vielfaltigen Erfahrungen. Sie bieten Anleitung zur spirituellen Begleitung bei Schwangerschaft und Geburt ebenso wie zum Erleben der eigenen spirituellen Kompetenz. Diese Kompetenz zum Einsatz zu bringen und Zugang zur eigenen Spiritualitat zu finden, ist Intention des Buches. Neben wissenschaftlichen Einfuhrungen und Erfahrungsberichten von Eltern und Begleitenden bieten neun "Momente der Ergriffenheit" Bildmeditationen sowie Impulse und Rituale als Inspirationen fur die eigene Praxis. Das Buch ist auf vielfaltige religioese sowie transreligioese Zugange hin angelegt.
This is the only book to present the evidence-based policies and procedures that medical and non-medical staff can use to develop Mother-Friendly Care in their facilities. The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI), developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), is a wellness model designed to improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. It is an evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model that focuses on prevention and wellness as alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. The MFCI is the first and only consensus document on U.S. maternity care and is recognized as an important instrument for change in the U.S. and abroad.
The book is based on research and evidence developed by CIMS and includes 10 protocols, each with detailed policies and procedures and supporting information and resources that help implement the change to Mother-Friendly Care. Each protocol is authored and reviewed by recognized leaders in a variety of childbirth and maternity care arenas. The book traces the development of Mother-Friendly Care and describes its core tenets along with supporting statistical information. These tenets eschew practices not supported by scientific evidence. The manual includes implementation strategies for the evidence-based nursing care training programs of such organizations as Lamaze, ICEA, and AWHONN, and supports the WHO-Unicef "Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding.
Key Features: Provides evidence-based policies and procedures for developing Mother-Friendly Care in maternity care facilities Presents specific guidelines that can be used as a standard to measure Mother-Friendliness and subsequently used for marketing purposes Designed to provide childbirth educators and doulas with guidelines for promoting Mother-Friendly Care to birthing women Assists nurses who want to promote more rapid change on their units toward Mother-Friendly Care Supports the WHO-UNICEF "Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding
Care for Children Born Small for Gestational Age is a comprehensive handbook that serves to synthesize the extensive recent literature in the area to provide a practical resource aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals, including obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, and primary care physicians. This comprehensive handbook includes an in-depth survey of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and long-term monitoring of children born small for gestational age, as well as related conditions such as intrauterine growth restriction, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the short and long-term psychiatric and social consequences of this condition are addressed.
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