Do We Need Midwives

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at the future of birth by renowned obstetrician Michel Odent who takes the question 'Do we need midwives?' as a starting point.

Author: Michel Odent

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ISBN: 1780662203

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Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth

In addition , although I do not know about midwifery in every country . I have visited India , Nepal , Brazil , Nigeria , Ghana , Kenya , and Tanzania . In each of those countries there are at least two levels of midwives traditional ...

Author: Edwin R. Van Teijlingen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594540314

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery Women s Health

As a goal , we should each strive toward exemplary midwifery practice . It is a goal that requires development of excellent clinical skills , and coupling them with sound clinical judgment . We each need the ability to make critical ...

Author: Nell Tharpe

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0970141734

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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The 2004-2005 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health approach midwifery care from a clinical perspective for the midwife who practices in any setting. The Guidelines are designed to stimulate critical thinking while providing key resources for support of midwifery care.
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Three Mile an Hour God

They feared the God who does not have chariots and army, fortress and palace, and political structure and economic supremacy. Against the visible presence of the king of Egypt, the midwives feared the invisible God. I am sure the ...

Author: Kosuke Koyama

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334061472

Category: Religion

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'Love has its speed. It is a spiritual speed. It is a different kind of speed from the technological speed to which we are accustomed. It goes on in the depth of our life, whether we notice or not, at three miles an hour. It is the speed we walk and therefore the speed the love of God walks.' Once we grasp that in Christ God chooses to walk amongst us, it changes our whole understanding of the speed of love, and the speed of theology. In Three Mile an Hour God, renowned Japanese theologian Kosuke Koyama reflects beautifully on a theme lost to western theology and western culture in general – the need for slowness. With a new foreword from John Swinton
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Midwifery Freedom to Practise

If we see midwives as experts in normal childbirth we need to fight for that normality as it is increasingly under threat. We need to demand services that support normality: if you do not have a midwifery-led unit where you work, ...

Author: Lindsay Reid

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443103124

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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This book deals with the central theme of freedom to practise midwifery in selected countries of the world. Each chapter has a separate author who has specific knowledge of the country for that chapter either as a citizen or researcher. The underpinning theme of this book is the philosophy of best midwifery practice - particularly that which is evidence-based. To clarify the meaning of the term, the book includes an initial chapter that discusses the aims and realities of achieving 'best practice' - wherever in the world a midwife may be and under whatever circumstances she may be working.
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An Introduction to Research for Midwives E Book

For example, 'Should midwives carry out some of the more technological procedures currently performed by obstetricians?' Although we can survey midwives' views or those of obstetricians, the answers would not indicate whether it is ...

Author: Colin Rees

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702045929

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051654. Struggling to understand the language of research? Need to understand the basic principles and processes of research? Do you find it difficult to know how to apply research to clinical practice? This third edition of Introduction to Research for Midwives is the answer! In simple language, it explains the world of research both for those who must use it as part of evidence-based practice and those undertaking research. The content is particularly student-friendly and provides clear guidelines on critiquing research articles and producing successful reviews of the literature, with many tips on producing assignments that really work. All midwives and other health professionals will find this book invaluable in applying research to their own practice. No prior knowledge of research needed Written in a simple, practical style Applied to the context of evidence-based practice Comprehensive glossary of research terms Quantitative and qualitative research approaches clarified and illustrated Time-saving study skills highlighted Key points summaries for quick revision Clear emphasis on evidence-based practice All chapters include new material Major chapters extensively rewritten Up-to-date references and examples New research techniques included Glossary updated and simplified
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2012 Accountability Hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

That has Jackie Smith : We need to do it based on the data that shown us that our PREP standards are not fit for we have available to us — that is the only way , I am purpose . That is certainly regrettable in one area- afraid — and by ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Health Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215054601

Category: Medical

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a vital safeguard for care quality and patient safety, but "over a number of years the NMC has failed to understand its function and properly prioritise patient safety". The new management team in the NMC is committed to address its failings. However there continues to be a serious gap between current performance and acceptable standards. The NMC has proposed that fitness to practise cases should be decided on average within 18 months of a complaint being received; the Committee proposes that this should be reduced to 9 months, with a maximum of 12 months. The NMC also has had a poor track record of fitness to practise decisions being challenged and overturned. The CHRE has needed to almost routinely refer NMC decisions to the High Court. It is also unacceptable that the NMC underestimated the budget for its fitness to practise directorate by 30%. The Government's intervention to limit the effect of the fee increase on registrants is welcomed. However, nurses and midwives still face a 32% fee increase at a time of public sector pay restraint. A further fee increase can not be justified and the NMC should consider introducing a phased payment system for registrants. The language and communication skills of nurses and midwives remain a concern. MPs also question why the NMC has made such slow progress on a system of revalidation. Lastly, many of the NMC's problems stem from inadequate IT infrastructure where two key systems cannot communicate directly and deliver incomplete or inaccurate information
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Annual accountability hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Q140 David Tredinnick : What additional powers do you require to ensure that the EEA or Swiss nurses and midwives , and the others who wish to practise in the UK , are able to speak English proficiently ? What do you need to make sure ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Health Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215560930

Category: Medical

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The Health Committee reports on the annual accountability hearings with the General Medical Council (GMC) (HC 1429) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (HC 1428). The reports call for doctors and nurses to develop a wider responsibility for the overall quality of care delivered to patients and they have an obligation as professionals to report to their professional body any concerns they have about the quality of care being delivered by their colleagues. The GMC and the NMC must give a strong lead in this area and ensure that failure to act on this responsibility is regarded as a serious breach of professional obligation. The Committee stresses that both regulators need to have effective revalidation processes in place so that they can periodically check on how doctors and nurses are performing. The Committee recognises that the NMC is making steady progress towards being an effective regulator but cautions that there remains substantial ground to cover before it can be considered fully effective: work around pro-active regulation (risk-based visits) must be expanded; guidance about the care of older people must be reinforced by an action plan to deliver improved outcomes in this group. Government and both regulators must speed up efforts to resolve the serious problems posed by doctors and nurses who qualify elsewhere in Europe, and earn the right to work in the UK without having their language or medical skills tested. The UK and European law that underpins the workings of both regulators needs a complete overhaul.
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The Rhetoric of Midwifery

Whether one is schooled or trained in a particular way should make no difference ... While I certainly agree that far too much esteem is attached to certain avenues of education — the birthing world , and world in general , needs ...

Author: Mary M. Lay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813527791

Category: Family & Relationships

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2001 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Book in Scientific and Technical Communication. What roles should midwives play within our healthcare system? Must they have certified degrees and be under the jurisdiction of a professional board? Do notions of gender create competition and erect barriers between the medical professions? The Rhetoric of Midwifery offers new insights into understanding these questions within the context of our present-day medical system. As a point of departure, Mary M. Lay analyzes the public discussion over non-academically trained-or direct-entry-midwives within Minnesota. From 1991-1995, that state held public hearings about the possible licensing of traditional midwives. Lay focuses on these debates to examine the complex relationships of power, knowledge, and gender within the medical profession. Lay examines the hearings and provides a framework for appreciating the significance of these debates. She also details the history of midwifery, highlighting ongoing concerns that have surfaced ever since the profession was created, centuries ago. In the remaining chapters, she focuses on the key testimonies offered during the debates. Capturing the actual testimony of midwives, home-birth parents, nurses, physicians, and attorneys, The Rhetoric of Midwifery reveals how the modern medical profession seeks to claim authority about birth. Lay bolsters her argument by culling from such sources such as historical documents, an internet discussion group, and conversations with modern midwives As our medical healthcare system continues to undergo convulsive change, The Rhetoric of Midwifery will continue to enlighten, challenge, and inform.
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Midwifery and Public Health

We identify the needs and targets of each programme, and all the midwives indicate particular areas that they wish to lead on or develop. Again, timescales are attached, each workplan spanning approximately 1 year.

Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443102356

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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An up-to-date discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas. Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health Reflects current policy on public health issues Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives The first book to integrate public health with midwifery
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