New edition of a title in the popular Midwifery Essentials series originally published in conjunction with The Practising Midwife journal. The series covers core topics in midwifery education in an engaging and friendly format using a helpful `jigsaw' approach which encourages readers to explore topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. effective communication, team working and health promotion. Helpful `scenarios' throughout each volume encourage debate and reflection, core elements of midwifery education.
Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
Helpful `jigsaw' approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
Chapters designed to be read as a `standalone' or in succession
Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
Improved layout aids retention and learning
Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
Embraces the principles of `Better Births'